A timber framed 17th century house listed Grade II.  It has late 19th century shop fronts.

No 35 is now Pentangle. In the 1930-40s it was known as Hills Stores, a family grocer. Mr. Hill sold out to Messrs. Kinghams of Watford.  Mr. & Mrs. Walker bought the business from Kinghams and continued for a number of years as grocers.  Upon their retirement the business changed to become known as Harveys, Ladies Hairdresser.

No 37 is now Whippet Grey. From the 1920s to the 1940s this shop was owned and run by Rance & Sons as a Fruiterers and Fishmongers.  Upon them giving up, the business was carried on by Mrs. G. Pearson (daughter of Mr. Percy Rance) as a small Wavy Line Grocer.  Some years later Mrs. Pearson moved away and for the 1960s to the 1980s a number of antique dealers owned it.  In 1984 the shop changed hands again and it became Benedict Jewellers.

No 39 is now a private house, Buckingham Gate (see photo above). Originally it was a tannery and by 1830 it was a butcher’s shop run successively by James Rogers, John Rogers, Ann Rogers, Joseph Keen and John Gurney until the 1930’s when it was owned by J R Buckingham.  (See an article by the daughter of Mr Gurney and at the top is a photograph of the Atora promotional wagon outside Gurney’s in 1918 being drawn by “Dumpling & Pudding”).

Iron tethering rings are still in the curb – animals brought for slaughter were tethered to these. (See to right).


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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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