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Chartridge
Chartridge
is a village in Buckinghamshire, England
England
situated 2 miles North West of Chesham. Chartridge
Chartridge
is also the name of a civil parish in Chiltern District which also includes the village of Bellingdon
Bellingdon
and the hamlets of Pednor, Hundridge and Asheridge. It was created in 1899 having previously been part of the parish of Chesham. The village is 34 miles northwest of London
London
and the closest town is Chesham
Chesham
to the south with which it is closely associated. Until 1899 Chartridge
Chartridge
was part of Chesham
Chesham
parish and post- Second World War
Second World War
residential housing has resulted in ribbon development stretching out along the Chartridge Road from the town to the village. 11 miles to the northwest is the county town of Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury.

Contents

1 History 2 Education 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, 'Cærdan-hrycg' means Caerda's ridge, referring to the fact that the settlement sits on the top of a hill. There is no specific mention of Chartridge
Chartridge
in the Domesday Book. In manorial rolls of 1191 it is recorded as 'Charderuge' presumed linked to the purchase of lands by Robert de Charderugge. By the late 12th century parts of Chartridge
Chartridge
were owned by the Sifrewast family.[2] By the 13th century it has become incorporated into the names of local landowners and is referred to in conveyances.[3] There was no church in Chartridge
Chartridge
village as it was historically part of the ecclesiastical parish of Chesham. However, as early as 1311 a private house, Great Hundridge Manor, was recorded as providing a chapel dedicated to King Edward the Martyr. There has been a Baptist Chapel in the village since the 18th century. In 1811 a house was registered for meetings of the Lower Baptist Church in Chesham, now known as the Trinity Baptist Church.[2] Today the Baptist Chapel in the village is a branch of Broadway Baptist Church in Chesham. Services commenced in the early 19th century and in 1844 land close to the Bell pub was given for a chapel which was subsequently replaced by a new chapel in 1885 that was financed by public subscription.[4] Chartridge
Chartridge
Lodge was greatly extended by the Franklin family who lived there from 1899. Today it is home to Chartridge
Chartridge
Park, an 18-hole golf course, and a large Conference Centre.[4] The Franklin family were also responsible for the building of several cottages within the village and conversion of a blacksmith's shop into a Reading Room in 1903 to mark the coronation of King Edward VII. Subsequently, it was given by the family to the village and on becoming the village hall was used as a concert room, clubhouse and lending library and has been overseen from that time until the present by the Trustees of Chartridge
Chartridge
Reading Room. Due to the absence of a parish church, from its earliest days the Reading Room was also used for religious services and a Sunday School associated with St. Mary's Church, Chesham. Regular services ran from 1964 until 1974 during which it was known as St Christopher's.[4] During the 19th century the vast majority of employment was provided by agriculture. Directly employing labourers as well as supporting trades such as blacksmiths. Income earned would have been spent in the licensed public houses, the Bell and Portobello Arms, the latter now a private house. In the early part of the 20th century there were four pheasant breeding farms due to the popularity of game shooting and convenience of improved travel by railway from London
London
to Chesham. At least one farm continued in business until the Second World War.[4] From 1783 there are records of a Pest house in operation. The predominant infection of the time being small pox.[2] Education[edit] An infant school opened in the 1850s providing education for 30 children.[2] Today it is known as Chartridge
Chartridge
Combined School and takes children from ages 5–11. The catchment area secondary schools are:- Chiltern Hills Academy
Chiltern Hills Academy
and Chesham
Chesham
Grammar School in Chesham, Dr Challoner's Grammar School for boys in Amersham
Amersham
and – Dr Challoner's High School for girls in Little Chalfont. References[edit]

^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 1 February 2013 ^ a b c d Chartridge
Chartridge
Village website Archived 29 July 2012 at Archive.is
Archive.is
Accessed 23 February 2012 ^ Victoria County History Chesham
Chesham
British History online Accessed 23 February 2012 ^ a b c d Chesham
Chesham
Town Talk
Talk
Winter 2011 - referenced from Bucks Free Press published 21 August 1885 Archived 14 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine., Accessed 23 February 2012

External links[edit] Media related to Chartridge
Chartridge
at Wikimedia Commons

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Chiltern District

Buckinghamshire County Council elections District Council elections

Chesham
Chesham
and Amersham
Amersham
Constituency

Towns (component areas and hamlets)

Amersham

Woodrow

Chesham

Asheridge
Asheridge
Vale Botley Chesham
Chesham
Vale Chessmount Codmore Great Hivings Hilltop Loundes Lye Green Newtown Pednormead End Pond Park Townsend Waterside

Other civil parishes (component villages and hamlets)

Ashley Green

Ashley Green Whelpley Hill

Chalfont St Giles

Bottrells Close Chalfont Grove Chalfont St Giles Jordans Stratton Chase

Chalfont St Peter

Austenwood Chalfont Common Layters Green

Chartridge

Asheridge Bellingdon Chartridge Hundridge Pednor Pednor Bottom

Chenies Chesham
Chesham
Bois Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards

Buckland Common Cholesbury Hawridge St Leonards

Coleshill Great Missenden

Ballinger Ballinger Bottom Ballinger Common Bryant's Bottom Frith-hill Great Missenden Heath End Hotley Bottom Hyde End Little Wood Corner Mobwell Prestwood South Heath

Latimer and Ley Hill

Latimer Ley Hill Orchard Leigh Tyler's Hill

Little Chalfont Little Missenden

Beamond End Holmer Green Hyde Heath Little Kingshill Little Missenden Mantles Green Mop End Spurlands End

Penn

Beacon Hill Forty Green Knotty Green Penn Penn Bottom Penn Street Winchmore Hill

Seer Green The Lee

Lee Clump Lee Common Lee Gate Hunt's Green Potter Row Swan Bottom The Lee

Former districts and boroughs

Amersham
Amersham
Rural District Chesham
Chesham
Urban District

Former constituencies

Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
County Constituency Amersham
Amersham
Constituency

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Buckinghamshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of civil parishes

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