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Amersham Town Information




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Elephant and Castle Pub, Amersham - Photo © Jack Hill
Elephant and Castle Pub, Amersham
Photo: Jack Hill CCL

With a coterie of thatched cottages, Georgian houses and ancient inns lining the High Street, Amersham lies in the Chiltern Hills and dates from pre-Saxon times. A local museum housed in a 15th century half-timbered building has a number of intriguing fossils and archaeological finds, including Roman and medieval objects. A monument in the town also commemorates the so-called Lollards, religious rebels who were burned at the stake in the 15th and 16th centuries. One of the town’s most famous sons Roger Moore, the ‘James Bond’ actor who was born here in 1927 and attended a local grammar school.