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Record details

BCC record ID:0833300001
Type of record:Monument
Summary:One of the pre-fab houses from Finch Lane reconstructed at the Chiltern Open Air Museum
Grid Reference:TQ 01082 94008
Parish:

CHALFONT ST. PETER, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • PREFABRICATED HOUSE (Modern - 1950 AD? to 1987 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?Yes
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Prefab house, one of 46 built at Finch Lane, Amersham, was intended to provide only temporary housing. In fact it was occupied for forty years until the site was redeveloped for permanent housing in 1987. It was a 'Universal House, mark 3' manufactured in nearby Rickmansworth. Donated by Chiltern District Council and rebuilt at the Chiltern Open Air Museum from 1992-1993 (B5).

Sources and further reading

<5>Digital archive: Chiltern Open Air Museum. Information from the Chiltern Open Air Museum website.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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Images

One of the pre-fab hosues from Finch Lane, Amersham, now at the Chiltern Open Air Museum  © Buckinghamshire County Council