Chalfont St Peter Area Guide —
08th Feb 2019
Location and History
Often described as a Doomsday Book Village from 1086 AD Chalfont St Peters history goes back even further to 7th Century Anglo Saxon times. Today, Chalfont St Peter is one of Britains biggest villages with a population of around 13,000 people. Its popularity has grown hugely over the past decades with much development taking place on the Chalfont Common side of the village during the sixties and seventies. The original character of Chalfont St Peter is retained by the many village centre cottages, attractive Market Place shops, St Peters Church and the 14th century Greyhound Inn. The River Misbourne now runs under the centre of the village and meanders along the A413 to Denham and the River Colne. Gold Hill Common with its attractive surroundings hosts the annual Feast Day event organised by local volunteers and providing a fun day out for families.
Chalfont St Peter has a great blend of both private and county schools. The Chalfont St Peter Infant School is in Lovel End whilst the Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy is located in Penn Road. Both schools are within walking distance to many homes centred around Gold Hill Common as is St Josephs Catholic Primary School located in Priory Road. Chalfont Common is served well by Robertswood School in Denham Lane providing Nursery to Year 6 education.
Being within the Chiltern District Council area means there is access to Grammar Schools subject to conditions. (Please check directly with schools for admission details.)
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It is said locally that Chalfont St Peter is a shoppers village. The range of shopping facilities and independent stores is vast with the village retailers providing anything from shoe repairs, dry cleaners, boutiques, pharmacies, florist, banking, hardware to a carpet shop. There is also a large CooP supermarket, M & S Food Hall and library. The Chalfont Community Centre at Gravel Hill provides a diverse range of family activities, clubs and social groups.
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General and Transport
The A413 Amersham Road at Chalfont St Peter is a dual carriageway linking up with the A40 and M25 at Denham. This makes the village ideal for commuting to London. Shepherds Bush on a clear run is only a 30 minute drive. For the train commuter, the Chiltern Line at Gerrards Cross provides an exceptional service to London Marylebone. The fast train is a direct route taking a mere 19 minutes. Heathrow Airport is on your door step at only 20 minutes away and there a regular bus services to Uxbridge, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross and Slough.
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