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Amersham is a market town and civil parish within Chiltern district in Buckinghamshire. Amersham is 27 miles North West of London, in the Chiltern Hills. 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. Marys 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.
The name Amersham is derived from the Old English for Ealhmund's village also referred to as a ham.
Records for Amersham date back to before Anglo-Saxon times when it was known as Agmodesham, and by the time that the Domesday Book was written in around 1086 it had become known as Elmodesham. The spelling variations continued throughout the years and are seen in 1460 as Agmondysham and Amytysham.
The entry for Amersham was written for Amersham in the following way. Geoffrey de Mandeville holds Amersham. Land for 16 ploughs; in lordship 2 hides; 3 ploughs there. 14 villagers with 4 smallholders have 9 ploughs; a further 4 possible. 7 slaves; meadow for 16 ploughs; woodland 400 pigs. The total value is and was £9; before 1066 £16.
Queen Edith actually held the Amersham manor. She was the wife of King Edward the Confessor and sister of King Harold and after her death in 1075, the land in Amersham passed to the new ruler, William the Conqueror, who granted it to Geoffrey de Mandeville, who died in about 1100.
In 1200, his descendant Geoffrey de Mandeville, who became the Earl of Essex in 1213, obtained a charter for Amersham allowing him to hold a Friday market and a fair on 7 and 8 September each year. In 1613, another charter was granted to Edward, Earl of Bedford, changing the market day to Tuesday, and establishing a statute fair on 19 September.
In 1521, seven Lollard dissenters were burned at the stake in Amersham. A memorial to them was built in 1931 and is inscribed as follows: "In the shallow of depression at a spot 100 yards left of this monument seven Protestants, six men and one woman were burned to death at the stake. They died for the principles of religious liberty, for the right to read and interpret the Holy Scriptures and to worship God according to their consciences as revealed through God's Holy Word". The Universal Magazine for September 1749 quotes that the dissenter William Tylesworth was in fact burnt in 1506, and that Thomas Bernard and James Morden, were in fact burnt about two years later.
Lollardy, which was also known as Lollardism or the Lollard movement, was a proto-Protestant Christian religious movement that existed from the middle of the 14th century until the 16th century English Reformation. It was initially led by John Wycliffe, a Roman Catholic theologian who was dismissed from the University of Oxford in 1381 for criticism of the Roman Catholic Church. The Lollards' demands were primarily for reform of Western Christianity. They formulated their beliefs in the Twelve Conclusions of the Lollards.
The population of Amersham in 1841 stood at around 3,098 occupants.
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Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Amersham home to measure up and fit a quality glass splashback or one of our other toughened glass products. Glass is such a clean and modern medium for your home and you'd be surprised just how much glass can transform your home or office space.
Splashbacks of Distinction ensure that only the finest quality toughened glass is used in all our products. We guarantee all of our work and are fully insured. We employ only trained and certified engineers. Splashbacks of Distinction never leave your property without ensuring you are totally satisfied with your beautiful new glass splashback, baluster, shelving or shower enclosure.
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd