Friday, 1 November 2013

River Chess - Chenies

River Chess
The Chess flows eastwards
TQ 02148 98036

Posh village in posh countryside area


Post to the west Chenies
Post to the east Sarratt Church End

Back Lane
Mountwood farm
Nicholas Spring Wood
Turveylane Wood. Mixed woodland

Latimer Road
52 17th house with colour washed cement render and a trellised verandah
53 19th house
Banners Rest. 19th  cottage
The Old Rectory. 19th former rectory house
Baptist Manse. This used to be Rose Cottage. It is 18th a whitewashed brick house  with a wooden ground floor verandah
Baptist chapel.  Built 1773-1778 and enlarged 1799.  Inside is a Gallery on three sides with wood and cast iron columns
The Old Village Shop and Home Close. Two houses which were once the general store and butchers premises. Built by the Bedford Estate in 1840 in red brick
Red Lion Cottages. 18th terrace of cottages
Red Lion Inn. 19th pub in colour washed and red brick. Claims to be a coaching inn


Mount Wood
Archaeological finds include finds of pieces of Roman pottery towards the North West corner of the wood. Hypocaust and roof tiles were also found as well as post holed which may represent a hut. Nearby was a corn drying oven with a long flue, and in the same area the remains of a buried child.


Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Buckinghamshire County Council. Web site
Chenies Baptist. Web site
Red Lion Chenies. Web site

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