Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Amersham. You may be able to find further references to Amersham in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
AMERSHAM a town a parish, a subdistrict, and a district Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Amersham within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 4
William Camden Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 2
Celia Fiennes Another tour of the Midlands 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Chiltern 8 2
Coleshill 0 2
Penn Street 0 2
Chalfont St Giles 0 2
Seer Green 0 2
Chesham 6 4
Latimer 2 2
Little Missenden 0 3
Penn 1 2
Chenies 3 2
Chalfont 0 1
Flaunden 0 2
Tylers Green 0 2
Chartridge 0 2
Chalfont St Peter 0 2
Hazlemere 0 1
Beaconsfield 3 2
Pitstone 0 3
Great Missenden 1 4
Chorleywood 0 2