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Record details

BCC record ID:0556301000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Quaker burial ground associated with seventeenth century Meeting House.
Grid Reference:SU 95585 97070
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • CEMETERY (17th Century to Modern - 1600 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

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

Full description

BURIAL GROUND ATTATCHED TO FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE (B1).
A large open burial ground on the north and west. Important associations with Quaker history (B3).
Friends occupancy of this site is believed to date from c1660, when part of an orchard 'at the town's end' was given by Edward Perot or Parret for use as a burial-ground. The funeral of Perot in 1665 was notorious for its forcible interruption and the arrest of many of the mourners, following which the coffin was left lying all day in the public road and finally interred in a remote corner of the steeple-house yard (B2).
NGR to centre.

Sources and further reading

<1>Map: OS 1876 1ST EDITION 1:2500 MAP.
<2>Bibliographic reference: Christopher Stell (RCHME). 1986. Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses: Buckinghamshire. p3
<3>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Buckinghamshire: Chiltern District: Parishes of Amersham, Chesham Bois and Coleshill. p88

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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