Sources for the history of Chalfont St Giles.

Whether you want just an overview or want to pursue a detailed topic a number of sources exist both online and in print.
The books and Internet sites listed below are the ones of which I am aware. The comments are my personal views.
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As far as the sources I have used in the preparation of each subject they are referenced as appropriate on each page.


If you want a short summary general history of Chalfont St Giles there is a good one by Fred Nolan on the Chalfont St Giles Village web site although a few of his facts are debatable. This site also has some other useful pages including a video of oral history.

See the Books page for a full list of printed books

The best comprehensive, academic, but now rather out of date source is still the Victoria County History of Buckinghamshire Vol 3. pp184-93. Published 1925. There is an on-line transcript.

If your interest is primarily family history Genuki has a brief overview and links to relevant county wide sources

If you want know what the Domesday Book has to say it has been transcribed.

The Captain Cook Society has information on The Vache, Chalfont St. Giles with particular reference to the Captain Cook Memorial. You may need to use the search facility on the site to find the relevant pages.

The following links are self explanatory.

Milton's Cottage Trust

Milton biography and downloadable books

A Brief Introduction to the Life and Works of John Milton

Jack Hearne Cricketer

REFERENCES. Unless otherwise specified, all references given above refer to catalogue references at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies at Aylesbury. (County Record Office)

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