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Chesham

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Underground station · Chesham · HP5 ·
JUNE
18
2017

Chesham is the fourth largest town in Buckinghamshire, situated on a spur of the Metropolitian Line - the further point from the centre of London of any other tube station.

The town is known for its four Bs, usually quoted as:- boots, beer, brushes and Baptists.

Chesham’s prosperity grew significantly during the 18th and 19th centuries with the development of manufacturing industry.

In the face of fierce competition from both home and abroad all these traditional industries rapidly declined. The ready availability of skilled labour encouraged new industries to the town both before and after the end of the Second World War.

Today employment in the town is provided by mainly small business engaged in light industry, technology and professional services.

From the early part of the 20th century onwards there has been a considerable expansion of the town with new housing developments and civic infrastructure. Increasingly Chesham has also become a commuter town with improved connection to London via the Underground and road networks. The town centre has been progressively redeveloped since the 1960s and was pedestrianised in the 1990s.

The population of the town has increased to slightly over 20,000 but further growth has been restricted because the area forms part of the Metropolitan Green Belt.


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THE STREETS OF CHESHAM
Abbotts Vale, HP5 Abbotts Vale is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Alexander Street, HP5 Alexander Street is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Bellingdon Road, HP5 Bellingdon Road is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Birch Way, HP5 Birch Way is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Bois Avenue, HP6 Bois Avenue is a road in the HP6 postcode area
Brushwood Road, HP5 Brushwood Road is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Delmeade Road, HP5 Delmeade Road is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Dollings Yard, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Durrants Path, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Eskdale Avenue, HP5 Eskdale Avenue is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Fair Leas, HP5 Fair Leas is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Five Acres, HP5 Five Acres is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Forelands Way, HP5 Forelands Way is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Franchise Street, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Gladstone Road, HP5 Gladstone Road is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Grange Drive, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Great Acre, HP5 Great Acre is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Greatacre, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Greenway, HP5 Greenway is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Groves Way, HP5 Groves Way is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Hazelwood Close, HP5 Hazelwood Close is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Hillside, HP5 Hillside is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Hivings Court, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Hodds Wood Road, HP5 Hodds Wood Road is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Hollow Way Lane, HP6 Hollow Way Lane is a road in the HP6 postcode area
Hollybush Road, HP5 Hollybush Road is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Howard Road, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Larks Rise, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Laurel Court, HP6 Laurel Court is a road in the HP6 postcode area
Lindo Close, HP5 Lindo Close is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Old Sax Lane, HP5 Old Sax Lane is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Pednormead End, HP5 Pednormead End is a road in the HP5 postcode area
Shepherds Way, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Tenterden Spinney, HP6 Tenterden Spinney is a road in the HP6 postcode area
The Braid, HP5 The Braid is a road in the HP5 postcode area
The Broadway, HP5 The Broadway is a road in the HP5 postcode area
The Fennings, HP6 The Fennings is a road in the HP6 postcode area
The Woodlands, HP6 The Woodlands is a road in the HP6 postcode area
Wallington Road, HP5 Wallington Road is a road in the HP5 postcode area
West Dean Lane, HP5 West Dean Lane is a road in the HP5 postcode area
West View, HP5 A street within the HP5 postcode
Winstone Close, HP6 Winstone Close is a road in the HP6 postcode area
Woodley Hill, HP5 Woodley Hill is a road in the HP5 postcode area


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