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For the area in Birmingham, England
England
see Ley Hill, Birmingham Ley Hill
Ley Hill
is a Chiltern village on the Bucks/Herts border near the town of Chesham
Chesham
in south-east England. It is part of the civil parish of Latimer and Ley Hill, and comes under Chiltern District Council
Chiltern District Council
in the County of Buckinghamshire. Ley Hill
Ley Hill
lies in the Chiltern Hills
Chiltern Hills
and is contiguous with Botley. It is a small rural village and relatively peaceful. It has an active village community, with events held throughout the year, including the annual village produce show and carol singing on the common at Christmas. There are many routes through woods and fields for country walks or bike rides.

Contents

1 Symbols 2 The Common 3 Pubs 4 Churches 5 School 6 Golf 7 Cricket 8 Local Industries 9 References 10 External links

Symbols[edit] The golf club uses a green woodpecker as its symbol. The school uses the owl as its symbol. The cricket club uses an oak tree as its symbol and The Swan pub is named after the swan which is the symbol of Bucks County. In 2000 a village sign was hung up on the Common which incorporates an owl as the unofficial village emblem. The Common[edit] The village has a large common, which is used by Chesham
Chesham
and Ley Hill Golf Club and Ley Hill
Ley Hill
Cricket Club. Golf has been played on the Common since about 1900. Pubs[edit] There are two pubs on the Common called The Swan and The Crown that both serve food. The Swan was built in about 1520. In 1680 the timber framed building consists of three cottages with five extensions, oak beamed ceilings and pillars, a kitchen range and an Inglenook fireplace. It is reputedly one of the oldest pub in Buckinghamshire. During the war the "Snug" was a sub post office. Clark Gable and James Stewart were frequent visitors during World War II, and signed photographs were displayed in the bar for many years. They cycled from Bovingdon airbase. Further down Botley Road is also the Hen and Chickens pub. The former Five Bells pub in Tylers Hill is now closed and converted into a dwelling. Churches[edit] The first church in Ley Hill
Ley Hill
was the Baptist church which dates back to meetings in 1786. The Chapel was built in 1833, as a branch of the Lower Baptist Church in Chesham
Chesham
(now Trinity Baptist), and it closed in 1908 when the people joined the Methodist church. A Methodist society was first registered in February 1841 as part of the Primitive Methodist tradition and used to meet in local houses. It was started by the Rev Thomas Green from the Rickmansworth Mission, and has ever since been linked with Methodist churches in West Hertfordshire. The first chapel was built in 1846. The current chapel on the Green which was built in 1887 with 11 Trustees, and the land was given by Lord Chesham. Today the church has an evangelical congregation of all ages, with activities for young and old. The village has an Anglican
Anglican
Church called St George's at Tyler's Hill which was built in 1871. The Bangay Rooms, named after Miss Bessie Bangay, an active member of the church from 1910 until her death in 1987, are the location of the local Brownie meetings. Miss Bessie Bangay was one of the first female Anglican
Anglican
lay readers in England (called Bishop's Messengers) when she was licensed in 1917, she used to run a branch of the church at the Black Cat pub in Lye Green. School[edit] Ley Hill
Ley Hill
School is a primary school for boys and girls up to the age of eleven when they take the 11+ examination. The current school building was built in 1927. The former school was behind the Common and in the building called "The Old Schoolhouse". Golf[edit] Most of the village common is used as a 9-hole golf course by Chesham & Ley Hill
Ley Hill
Golf Club. The common was given over to golf by Lord Chesham
Chesham
in 1900. Cricket[edit] Ley Hill
Ley Hill
Cricket Club is a village-standard club competing in the Mid Bucks League. The club has four senior sides, as well as junior sides from Under 9s upwards. In 2006 the club became the first in Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
to receive Clubmark accreditation. Local Industries[edit] Local industries include agriculture and brick-making. Historically the village also had tile making and pottery, which are remembered in the local names of Tyler's Hill and Kiln Lane. In the mid-1980s an extensive late medieval tile kiln (approx 1400) was found while excavating an extension in Joiners Close. Dunton's brickworks manufactured bricks until 2013. References[edit]

Gavin Darvell "John Wilson – Fact or Fiction" Neil Rees "The Life of a Village Chapel – The History of Ley Hill Methodist Church", published 1987 Sheila Hart & Neil Rees "The Church by the Woods - St Georges Church, Tylers Hill near Chesham" published 2011

(these booklets are available from Chesham
Chesham
Library) External links[edit]

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