Chalfont St. Peter in old picture postcards volume 2

Chalfont St. Peter in old picture postcards volume 2

:   Audrey Wheelband
:   Buckinghamshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-4787-3
:   80
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39. Chalfont House, situated in a very large park, at one time extending over 1,000 acres, is very old. In the 1750s one of the Churchill family lived here. The Hibbert family, who did so much for the parish, including the gift of a hospital, lived here in the 19th century. The house became an hotel for a time and is now the research centre of British A1can Aluminium Ltd. There is a golf course on part of the park. The stream, pictured here, wends its way to the River Misboume. The bypass now runs near by.

Chalfont House and Ground , Chalfont t, Peter.

40. Another view of Chalfont House, taken in 1910. The grounds run down to the River Misboume, which has been widened to form a lake at this point. Ducks, swans, moorhen and other birds inhabit this area. There is a public footpath on this side ofthe river.

41. This waterfall is situated just past the lake. A little further along the river there was once a mill. Laundry from Chalfont House was handled at the Mill House during the 19th century. The house still remains but is privately owned.

42. One of the keepers' cottages on the Chalfont Park estate. This is quite near to the waterfalI. The cottage has been pulled down and a larger house stands on its site. There was another keeper's cottage in Denham Lane.

43. The River Misbourne, just past the Mill House, flowing on towards Denham. A wooden bridge crosses the river at this point and the footpath continues to Denham Lane, where it meets the bridle way to Harefield. Near here, also, the M25 motorway passes.

44. The path across the River Misboume, still in Chalfont Park, goes up a steep grassy hill towards Denham Lane. The spectacular fir tree tunnel, pictured here, was blown down during a fierce gale in 1916.

45. The tunnel after the gale in 1916.

46. The Horne Farm, sometimes called Coldharbour, also stood in Chalfont Park, quite near to Chalfont Lodge. It was the home of the farm bailiff but is now demolished. The M25 motorway now passes very close to this property. This photograph was taken in about1910.

47. Chalfont Lodge, Chalfont Park. This house was situated at the other end of the park, near Denham Lane, and was at one time during the 19th century occupied by one of the Hibbert family. Later, in the 20th century, it became a private school and has also been used commercially. It was recently pulled down.

48. Mopes Farm and farmyard from the back of Denham Lane. William Davies occupied the farm when this photograph was taken in the early 1900s. This is over one mile away, across fields, from the village but the distance did not deter children, with cans or jugs, walking from the village to purchase skimmed milk. To the front are three farm workers' cottages and the bulls' barn. These have now been carefully restored and form one private dwelling. The farmhouse is also now a private residence. The M25 motorway passes quite nearhere.

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