Coleshill, a hamlet, a township, and a chapelry in Amersham parish, Bucks, 1¼ mile SW by S of Amersham, under which there is a post office; money order and telegraph office, Amersham. Acreage, 1850; population, 516. An eminence here commands an extensive view. Waller the poet was a native, and is said to have written some of his pieces under an old oak, now 35 feet round. Some points within the hamlet command very fine views. A church was erected here in 1861, in the Gothic style, at a cost of £1500. The hamlet forms a curacy with Amersham.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Amersham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Church of England
All Saints (parish church)
The parish church of All Saints, a chapel of ease to St Mary's, Amersham, is a building of flint and brick in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small tower containing one bell and clock with chimes presented by Miss Galpin: there is an oak reredos: an organ was presented in 1906 in memory of Mrs. Tom Taylor by her family: there are 200 sittings; in the churchyard which was consecrated in memory of those men from the village who fell in the Great War, 1914-18, is a cross to commemorate them.
Coleshill was in Amersham Registration District from 1844 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Coleshill from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Coleshill)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Coleshill are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Buckinghamshire papers online:
A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online