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Originally posted by emstdjm emstdjm wrote:

In one of the photographs of the church itís stated itís taken from the meadows on which it is assumed now the site of the main car park in the scrap book in the library there is an article and picture that suggests that the article park is built on the churchís graveyard. Do we know if that is true and if there were and photographic record of the grave stones?

Also does anyone know when st peterís Garden was laid out as it currently is?

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Not sure if it helps but above is from the 1923 revision of the OS map and this link to The Limes site:

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Re the two pictures of the church posted 19th Jan & 22nd Jan. Although they are postmarked 1909 and 1942.
The second picture 1942, is older than the picture 1909. Looking at the bottom of the photo, it looks as if somebody has written 9-6-08. I think it would be fair to say that is closer to the date, the tree has all its limbs, were on the other picture theyíve been missing for awhile.
One other point of interest. In what could have been 1908, there was no clock on the church tower, plus what looks like a door. Whereís the picture with a postmark 1909, has a clock.
Does anybody know when the church was fitted with a clock on the tower?




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The PM'd 1909 picture was probably taken about 1907/8 as there is not a gas lamp in the middle of the row of pipes. The PM'd 1942 picture is more of a challenge. I reckon that the clock has been bleached out and perhaps the light has given an odd effect down the left hand edge of the 'door' as that is where the brickwork steps back. It almost looks as if the detail of the tower has been hand drawn in but I could be wrong.
The tree to the left of the main window - could the difference be due to growth rather than trimming?

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Re the tree, Iím making reference to the big tree at the front. The picture with the limbs present were obviously taken, before the tree without the limbs. Taking into account, the ivy on the stump has recovered. I would suggest that picture was taken at least 3 years after the limbs were removed
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Re the clock on the church tower, this was installed in 1805.
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Looking at the old photo's I think the village would have possibly retained its more of its village feel if Market Place hadn't been built. The centre of the village may have been kept where it traditionally was, i.e., the High Street/Church area. Of course it also didn't need the hideous Precinct which came later! 
Yes Market Place and the Precinct provided more shops but at what price? Chalfont St Giles didn't suffer from such development and has retained its village feel, it's a pity CSP couldn't have done the same. Just saying ...

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