Mrs Aldridge’s toy shop, 1889 – probably with her son William (PHO9124)









Nos. 153 and 155 are 18th century cottages listed grade II with hipped dormers.  No 155 was Mrs Aldridge’s toy shop.

No. 157 is an older building from the late 16th or early 17th century.  The rear wing has uneven gables and old leaded windows.  The interior has substantial timber framing and the old roof structure has curved windbraces.  It is listed grade II.

No. 159 has a late 18th century façade on an earlier building and is also listed grade II.

No. 161 is a grade II listed cottage. In the garden of the property there is a grade II listed privy.

No. 163 is a barn, now converted into a dwelling, and is in the driveway between 161 and nos. 167 and 165 in what is known as Fountain’s Yard.  Mr H Fountain had his workshop there.  In the second photo below, you can see the gap between the houses and Mr Fountain’s name above the fence. Mr Fountain was the bandmaster of Amersham Town Band.


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49 High Street
Old Amersham

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