Block Management Amersham
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Amersham.
History of Amersham
Amersham is a market town and civil parish in Buckinghamshire, situated on the River Chess. It is in the Chiltern Hills, and 27 miles north-west of central London. The name Amersham originates from Old English, meaning "Ealhmund's Village". Pre Anglo-Saxon times it was known as "Agmodesham". During the reign of King WIlliam I, "The Conqueror", (r. 1066-1087), the Domesday Book, published in 1086, recorded the name "Elmodesham". Later in the Medieval era, around 1460, further spelling variations were "Agmondysham" and "Amytysham".
In 1075, King William I held land; and he in turn granted it to Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex. He died c. 1100. In 1200, his descendant Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex, received a charter for Amersham. This allowed him to hold a weekly market and a fair, in September. In 1613, another charter was given to Edward, Earl of Bedford, to hold a weekly fair, and statute fair in September.
King Henry VIII, (r. 1509-1547), despite his Catholic upbringing, ensured dissolution of the monasteries. He seized such land, and broke with the Roman Catholic church in Rome. The king replaced the Pope and appointed himself head of the Church of England. However, he never became a Protestant in his lifetime. His actions led to a bitter division between Roman Catholics and Protestants. Amersham and neighbouring Chesham, were centres of religious dissent. The king responded ruthlessly. For example, in 1521, seven Protestant, Lollard dissenters, William Tylsworth, John Scrivener, Thomas Barnard, James Morden, Robert Rave, Thomas Holmes and Joan Norman, were burned at the stake in Amersham. They had refused the king's orders to read the Bible in Latin, and they had wanted to read the bible in English and to pray in English. In 1931, the Martyrs Memorial was built, on a hill just above the town, to commemorate the Lollards.
In the 17th century, during the Stuart era, prominent Quakers settled in Amersham, but they endured persecution. However, there was a Quakers meeting house at Whielden Street, in the town. At this time, the main trades were chair making, lace work and straw plait work. As Amersham was on the main trade routes from London to Birmingham and Hatfield to Reading, coaching inns and facilities grew up, to support these trades.
Amersham was the first coach stop for travellers from London. It became important for overnight accommodation for the horse drawn coach travellers, and their horses. The many coaching houses and inns needed related businesses to support them. In the 19th century, during the Victorian period, the Weller brewery became the largest employer in the town. They formed a chain of public houses in the surrounding area.
In 1892, Amersham station was opened on the Metropolitan Railway extension from Chalfont Road (now Chalfont & Latimer), to Aylesbury. The railway's first trains were steam locomotives. In the early 1960s, the line to Amersham was electrified, and trains were replaced with powerful diesel engines. The station we know today, is on the Underground, Metropolitan Line, and National Rail. Since the opening of the original station, the town was drastically altered. A new settlement, Amersham-on-the-Hill, eventually merged with the Old Town. In the 1920s, the "Metroland" grew up: it was named after the Metropolitan Line. The new town developed, with new homes and businesses.
Amersham has been voted one of the best places to live in Britain. It remains popular with commuters, and has many half-timbered buildings and pretty period cottages. The town is within an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. However, it is thriving and lively, thanks to its many independent shops and restaurants.
New developments in Amersham
McCarthy Stone have on offer Chiltern Place, Norwood Court, The Broadway, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7.
This new development is exclusively for those over the age of 70. The average for a two bedroom apartment is £677,200. There is a restaurant that serves daily meals for residents and their guests. Residents have the benefit of landscaped gardens, estate manager, wheelchair accessibility and domestic assistance. There are CQC registered staff on site at all times. There are lifts to all floors, fire detection and intruder alarm.
All two bedroom apartments have one bathroom and one reception. They are decorated in neutral colours, for a bright and welcoming feel. The living/dining room leads to a fully fitted kitchen, finished to a high specification, with modern integrated appliances. The master bedroom has a spacious, fully fitted walk-in wardrobe. The second bedroom is ideal for guests, with a study or a hobbies room, if you choose. The shower room is off the large internal hallway, with a utility cupboard for storage.
Amersham, within the Chilterns, has plenty of green space, a museum, several pubs, a large playing field, a swimming complex, football club, judo centre and many walking, cycling and hiking trails. The town is is ideal for commuters.
The nearest station is Amersham, Underground and National Rail, 0.6 miles away.
Savills have on offer Latimer Court, Chesham Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6. This is a well presented development consisting of 14 apartments, in the heart of Amersham. The average for a two bedroom apartment is £525,000. This is a gated development, with allocated parking and pleasant communal gardens.
All residents have the benefit of lift to all floors. The hallway has built in storage cupboards. Two bedroom apartments have two double bedrooms and stylish bathroom, and an en-suite shower room to the main bedroom. There is a kitchen, fitted with modern integrated appliances, open plan and incorporating the living room/dining room, with double doors and Juliet balcony.
Latimer Court is conveniently situated, close to Amersham on the Hill Centre, with a good selection of shopping facilities, cafes and restaurants.
The nearest station is Amersham, Underground and National Rail, 0.4 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Amersham
I visited Amersham Museum with my family. It is fascinating how much this pretty town has changed, since Medieval times. Although there were many new industries in the 1960s, it's good to know there are still many old buildings here. After our visit, we went to the shop. I was pleased to have bought "Amersham 1880 to 1930 through the lens of George Ward". He was a local photographer. This is a fascinating book, with some lovely photographs.
Things to do in Amersham
Amersham Museum, 49 High Street, Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7, offers visitors an insight into the history of the town. The museum is mainly based in a medieval hall house, and explores different periods of history: through artefacts and through the stories of the people who have lived at Amersham and the surrounding area. There is a changing exhibition programme, guided walks, activity sessions and medicinal herb garden. The shops has postcards, greetings cards, books, prints, calendars, videos, memorabilia and gifts. As a charity, all donations are essential, for the running and upkeep of the museum.
Amersham - Cultural Scene
The Red Lion, Village Road, Coleshill, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7, is set in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. The seasonal menu offers the best locally sourced produce. There is a good choice of starters. Mains include goats cheese and red onion marmalade tart, barbeque pork spare ribs, beer battered haddock, pie of the day, gammon steak, toulouse sausage and mash, calves liver, pork belly and lamb chop. There are many varieties of burgers and sides. Desserts include crumble with custard or ice cream, chocolate brownie and ice cream, sticky toffee pudding and ice cream and creme brulee with cinnamon biscuit. There are plenty of ice creams and sorbets and cheese board. A buffet menu, Sunday menu and childrens' menu is offered. All the classic pub drinks are available, as well as hot drinks and non alcoholic drinks. There is a pleasant pub garden. The pub hosts venue hire, for weddings, christenings and funerals. Free on-site parking is available.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Amersham
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Chancellors - 14A Hill Avenue, Amersham HP6 5BW
Hamptons - 3 Sycamore Road, Amersham HP6 5EQ
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