The Chess flows south eastwards
Post to the north Latimer Park
Post to the east Latimer
Post to the south Little Chalfont
Ladies Arbour Wood
Westwood Park. Football and cricket pitches
plus a pavilion. There is also tennis
and a children’s play area.
Latimer Park Farm. Previously this was called
Dell Farm and this was changed to Home Farm in the 19th and again in
1954 to the current name. 1898 map shows a saw mill and a gasometer (estate gas
making plants were not unusual). Restore Hope Latimer is a local charity based
in the farm complex as are number of businesses
Roman Villa. This dated from about 170 AD and
included the skeleton of a Roman cat. The current farm buildings cover the
Great Water. The lake was formed in the
1750s by the damming of the River Chess.
Neptune Waterfall. This is a dam which holds
the water for the formation of the lakes. It is on the site of a mill – which may
have been a medieval fulling mill. The mill was originally improved and named 'Latimer
Castle', but was demolished in 1763.
There is said to be a statue of Neptune on the top of the weir.
Buckinghamshire County Council. Web
Chiltern Voice. Web site
English Heritage. Web site
Little Chalfont. Parish.Web site
London Transport. Country Walks.