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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire, Volume 1, South. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1912.

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(See also Slough.)

(O.S. 6 in. lvi. N.W.)


(1). Cottage, now three tenements, 70 yards W. of St. Peter's Church, Chalvey, is of two storeys, built probably in the 17th century. The plan is rectangular, facing N.E. The lower storey is of modern brick, the upper storey retains the original timbers, with modern brick filling. The roof is tiled, and has in front three hipped ends running at right angles to the main roof. The W. end is gabled. The chimney stack near the E. end of the building is old.


(2). King's Cottage, now three tenements, 250 yards S.W. of St. Peter's Church, is of two storeys, and probably of mid 16th-century date; the walls are timber-framed, with brick and plaster filling. The roof is tiled. In front the upper storey projects; the central chimney stack is original, and the stack at the S. end also retains some old bricks. Interior:—The rooms on the ground floor have open timber ceilings.

Condition—Fairly good.

(3). Selwood Cottages, two, in one block, about 400 yards W.S.W. of St. Peter's Church, are of two storeys, built early in the 17th century, enlarged in the 18th century, and restored in the 19th century. The walls are partly timber-framed, with whitewashed brick filling, partly of brick, and partly covered with cement. The roofs are tiled. The chimney stacks are covered with cement, except that on the W. side of the house, which shows some old thin bricks. The plan was originally L-shaped; the 18th-century addition on the E. side makes it of half-H shape; the small staircase wing at the back is also of the 18th century. On the N. front the W. wing has a gable, partly weather-boarded, and the E. wing has two gables; the original gable at the E. end of the main block shows above the E. extension. At the back of the house the main wall has three gables; the staircase wing, of 18th-century brick, is also gabled. Inside the building, on the ground floor, are chamfered ceiling-beams and wide fireplaces, partly blocked; on the first floor is a fireplace with a four-centred head, painted, but probably of oak.



(4). Mound at Salt Hill, possibly a tumulus; the scene of the celebration of the old Eton custom of 'Montem.'

Condition—Fairly good.