One of the jewels of Buckinghamshire is the town of Amersham. Situated in the south east of the Chiltern Hills, Amersham comprises of both new and old parts. Old Amersham contains some fine 16 th century and 17 th century buildings, especially on its main street, Broadway, which is crowned by the 17 th century Market Hall. Nearby is the town's High Street on which several old cottages and inns, such as the 16 th century Kings Arms, are situated.
The charming church of St Mary's, just east of the Market Hall, sits in an ancient graveyard from which splendid views of the Chilterns can be seen. The Church accommodates architectural styles from 12 th century, notably its square-towered flint stone edifice, to its restoration in 1870. At the western end of the High Street lies Shardloes, an elegant mansion. Set in extensive parkland with its own lakes, it was built by Stiff Leadbetter in 1758. Formally the home of the Drake family, it has now been converted into several flats.
Apart from its historical sites, Amersham also has a modern quarter that includes everything one would expect from a modern town. With the extension of the Metropolitan line, one of the London underground lines, to Amersham, the town can be easily reached from London for a relaxing day out.
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