Whielden Street, Amersham, Bucks.

Road in/near Amersham, existing until now

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Whielden Street, HP7

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2018

Whielden Street is the only street with this name in the UK.

Whielden Street either took its name from the 14th-century William de Whildene or from the Anglo-Saxon “Hwael” meaning “Curve” and “Dene” meaning “Valley” – “Whielden” meaning a curving valley. It road is part of the old Reading turnpike, the Judges’ Assize road from Reading to Hatfield, and as such must have been used for many centuries.

The Amersham Hospital was at one time the Union Workhouse and Whielden Street was sometimes called Union Street in the 19th century, named after the Workhouse for the Amersham Union of Parishes, built in 1838.

There are a number of 17th century houses in the road.

At the top of Whielden Street was once the Market Square but now is part of the High Street.


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Laying a new gas main in Whielden Street, Amersham (1910).

Laying a new gas main in Whielden Street, Amersham (1910).
George Ward/Amersham Museum

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Cherry Lane, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
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Gilbert Scott Court, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
Gore Hill, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
Hervines Road, HP6 Hervines Road is a road in the HP6 postcode area
High Street, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
Hill Farm, HP5 A street within the HP7 postcode
Hillway, HP7 Hillway is a road in the HP7 postcode area
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Longfield Drive, HP6 Longfield Drive is a road in the HP6 postcode area
Longfield Drive, HP7 Longfield Drive is a road in the HP7 postcode area
Market Square, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
Mill Lane, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
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Piggotts End, HP7 Piggotts End is a road in the HP7 postcode area
Piggotts Orchard, HP7 Piggotts Orchard is a road in the HP7 postcode area
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Rectory Drive, HP7 Rectory Drive is a road in the HP7 postcode area
Rectory Hill, HP7 Rectory Hill is a road in the HP7 postcode area
Rectory Way, HP7 Rectory Way is a road in the HP7 postcode area
River Lodge 6 Badminton Court, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
School Lane, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
Stevens Way, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
The Broadway, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
The Lodge Badminton Court, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
The Platt, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
Thornhill Close, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
Whielden Close, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
Whielden Green, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode
Whielden Heights, HP7 A street within the HP7 postcode


Amersham

Amersham is a market town 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills, England. It is part of the London commuter belt.

Amersham is split into two distinct areas: Old Amersham, set in the valley of the River Misbourne, which contains the 13th century parish church of St. Mary's and several old pubs and coaching inns; and Amersham-on-the-Hill, which grew rapidly around the railway station in the early part of the 20th century.

Records date back to pre-Anglo-Saxon times, when it was known as Egmondesham.

In 1200 Geoffrey, Earl of Essex obtained a charter for Amersham allowing him to hold a Friday market and a fair on 7 and 8 September. In 1613 a new charter was granted to Edward, Earl of Bedford, changing the market day to Tuesday and establishing a statute fair on 19 September.

The area of the town now known as Amersham on the Hill was referred to as Amersham Common until after the arrival of the Metropolitan Line in 1892. After this date growth of the new area of the town gradually accelerated, with much work being done by the architect John Kennard). It is now known locally as the Top Town.

Amersham is linked to London by the Metropolitan Line of London Underground and is the last station on the Metropolitan main line. Much of this line is shared with the mainline railway service, which runs from Marylebone to Aylesbury.

The construction of the railway line was controversial at the time and objections from local landowners prevented its construction until 1892.
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