A 17th century Grade II listed building, altered in the 18th century and rendered and painted in the 19th century.  There is a high carriage arch to the left.  The gabled rear wing has a date stone of 1806.

In 1911 Mr Ernest Cornabé, a stock and share dealer, lived here with his sister and two servants.  It is still a private house.  It was sold at auction in 1928 for £1,050 by the Tyrwhitt-Drake family to Mr Ernest Cornabé. The auction particulars are shown below in the photo gallery.  Mr Cornabé died in 1935 aged 62 and his sister Mabel much later.  The PCC minutes of St Mary’s Church in 1968 record the “sudden loss of Mrs Cornabe at the age of 92. Since before the First World War she had been very active in affairs of the church. She had served on the PCC for over 50 years.”

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Plan Your Visit

Opening hours:

Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon to 4:30pm

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
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“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”

“Visited Amersham museum yesterday – lovely place, provides many details on the history of the place. Plenty of cute cafes, pubs and shops around also… not difficult to find free parking nearby. ”

“A well-run, informative and interesting small museum on the main street. It’s mostly volunteer-run and they do a great job in keeping it and making you feel welcome…Check out the herb garden too.”

“Enjoyable film and television location guided walk around Amersham hosted by Amersham Museum – here are the Sun Houses on Highover Park and further up the hill is High & Over.”

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