Wednesday, 20 November 2013

River Misbourne Chalfont St.Giles

River Misbourne
The Misbourne flows south eastwards
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Central area of posh village

Post to the west Chalfont St.Giles
Post to the south Bowstride

High Street
Anthony Cottage. 17th house with timber framing and painted brick.
Blue Dragon, and shop premises. This is a 16th house, with many later alterations, which is now two shops. It has a timber frame with plastered wattle and daub infill.
Bucks House. 17th timber-framed house with 18th brick front
Chalfont Galleries.  19th house and shop front
Flag House. 17th house
Telephone box. K6 type
Lych Gate Cottage.  16th timber framed house
National Westminster Bank, previously National Provincial Bank. 18th brick house with the original wrought iron gateway
Church Houses. This was originally three 17th charity cottages
Pilgrims Rest. 16th timber-framed house
Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths. 17th timber-framed converted to an infants' school and in the 19th became a Reading Room. War memorial on the front.
The Feathers Pub and shop. 17th timber-framed house subdivided 17th brick chimney stack
Staceys and Staceys Cottage. 17th timber-framed building
Green Cottage and Wellington Cottage. 17th house, now subdivided originally timber framed
Ye Olde Shoppe. 16th house, with 18th street front
The Crown Pub. In Dads Army this was Mr. Mannering’s bank
The Merlin’s Cave. The name was first applied to a cave in the orchard at the back
Pond with ducks
Library. This is a ‘community’ library run by volunteers

London Road
This was the turnpike road

Pheasant Hill
The Pheasant Pub. 16th pub with 19th front and timber-framed back. It is now a veterinary surgery
The Stone. House of 1810, including the remains of a 17th house.

Townfield Lane
St Giles Church.  This has Norman foundations and walls built in flint and clunch. It is one of a number of churches in the area dedicated to the patron saint of cripples. The first rector is recorded in 1185.The chancel is 13th and much of the rest 14th and 25th. The church was restored in 1861. There is a battlemented tower and built in the 15th replacing a Norman tower.  Inside are 14th and 15th wall paintings. Black and white architectural painting from 15th.  A window is said to have shattered by Cromwellians in the Civil War Battle of Aylesbury and there were   Cannon balls in the roof. There are monuments to the Fleetwood family who lived at The Vache including Col George Fleetwood who signed Charles I’s death warrant.  there is a wall tablet in memory of Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser the friend and patron of Captain Cook – Cook named Cape Palliser and Palliser Bay on North lsland, New Zealand, for him,
Graveyard. War Memorial a simple cross on a circular column, with an octagonal plinth. There are 54 names the Great War 34 names for the Second World War.

Sources
British History on Line. Chalfont St. Giles. Web site
British Listed Buildings. Web site
St.Giles Church Web site
Pheasant Veterinary Surgery. Web site

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