Travelling around Amersham
Are you thinking about visiting Amersham? Perhaps you already live in this great town but need to get around without the hassle of parking or the expense of petrol? At Arriva we know travel and we know Amersham, so take a few moments and read through our carefully created guide to attractions and travelling in this great town.
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Amersham is located 27 miles north west of London in the county of Buckinghamshire. Amersham - probably more than any other similar small town in England - preserves in the streets of the Old Town the same general appearance that it displayed during the 17th and 18th centuries. There is evidence that a Roman Villa existed in the area, any remains are now believed to be buried under Shardeloes Lane.
However, the origins of the town go back to pre Saxon times. Amersham was then called Agmodesham. The Doomsday Book listed Amersham as Elmodesham, with 6 manors, one belonging to the wife of Edward the Confessor. In 1200, King John granted the town a market and fair, the fair is still held every year on the 19th and 20th of September, the market every Tuesday, but it has moved to Amersham on the Hill.
The Reformation had some roots in the town as several Lollards were condemned to death and burnt at the stake, a memorial on the hill above the town commemorates this event and in 2001 and 2004 the people of Amersham performed a community play re creating the events of the time.