Place:


Coleshill  Buckinghamshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Coleshill like this:

COLESHILL, a hamlet in Amersham and Beaconsfield parishes, Bucks; 1½ mile SW by S of Amersham. It has a post office under Amersham. Acres, 2, 810. Real property, £2, 825. Pop., 531. Houses, 120. An eminence here commands an extensive view. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the making of earthenware. ...


Coleshill House belonged to the Bohuns and the Brudenells; and passed to the Eyleses. Waller the poet was a native; and is said to have written some of his pieces under an old oak, now 35 feet round. Some points within the hamlet command very fine views. A church was erected here in 1861, in the early English style, at a cost of £1, 500. The hamlet forms a curacy with Amersham.

Coleshill through time

Coleshill is now part of Chiltern district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chiltern has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Coleshill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Coleshill, in Chiltern and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/5869

Date accessed: 24th October 2021


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