This site focuses on the history of specific aspects of
Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire: the village, the parish and
its people. It also gives you a guide and links to other sources
for general history of the parish. What you will find here is
information about aspects of the history of the parish where no
obvious answers are available from the published books or
This is a revised version with much additional material but it remains a work in progress so I apologise in advance for errors and omissions.
Please note some material is now provided in the form of PDF files and people with old browsers may need pdf viewing software.
I do not claim to have all the answers so if you have more or better information I would welcome your input and comments.
Although the present appearance of the house dates from about 1815 it is based on a very much earlier house with many important owners.
The previous article has been totally rewritten to include information about the house and its history
The eccentric Pierre Joseph Baume set up in 1846 a philanthropic venture of houses for labourers from Industrial cities.
From being part of Grove Manor in the 16th C to a "Des Res" today.
An entrepenurial farming family from the 1500s to the 1800s.
A leading figure in the growth of the Pollards Wood Area; but was he related to the 15th Century Groves?
The growth of the area from 1900 with a history of some of the houses