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Record details

BCC record ID:0168900000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Seventeenth century market hall in the High Street used as a school in the nineteenth century
Grid Reference:SU 95750 97320
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • MARKET HALL (17th Century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
  • SCHOOL (19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building
  • Planning Notification Area

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Plan Form - RECTANGULAR
MARKET HALL IN HIGH STREET AMERSHAM BUILT 1682 BY SIR WM DRAKE (RECORDED ON TABLET AT W END). BRICK, ON ARCHED PILLARS, (SEE FULL DESCRIPTION)(B2,B5).
LOWER PART USED FOR MARKET, UPPER PART OWNED BY DRAKES, USED AS PARISH SCHOOL C19 (B2).
LATER USED FOR MEETINGS BUT NOT USED AS TOWN HALL (B6).
GRADE II+ (B8).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: BCM CAS RECORD CARD 1689.
<2>Article in serial: W H Hastings Kelke. 1862. 'AMERSHAM', IN RECS OF BUCKS 2 PP333-353. Vol 2, No. 8. p339
<3>Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN J J 1862 HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE P800.
<4>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 PP141,147.
<5>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1, P4.
<6>Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SU 99 NE 7 (FILED, CAS ENVELOPE FILE 1689).
<7>Scheduling record: SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS DEC 1930 (BUCKS NO. 12)/DE-SCHEDULED JAN 1998 .
<8>Bibliographic reference: DOE 1984 LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST:BUCKS DISTRICT OF CHILTERN .

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none

Images

Amersham Market Hall  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council