The Market House
The Market House is the focal point of the town. It was originally timber framed but was altered and the top floor rebuilt in 1824 by John Grubb. The Market House is home to The Countryside Market on Thursdays, who produce homemade cakes, chutneys, Jams, crafts and local grown flowers and produce. Saturdays see fresh fruit and veg being sold. The Market House is home to a war memorial and is in the towns Conservation Area.
Monks Staithe, Princes Risborough
Amy Johnson CBE was a pioneering British female pilot who set numerous long distance flying records in the 1930’s. She lived in Monks Staithe , Church Lane, Princes Risborough between 1937 & 1938. The house is not open to the public but a commerative slate plaque can be seen on the outside wall.
A 16th century chalk dovecote with a richly carved door can be found in St. Dunstan’s Recreation Ground in Monks Risborough. It is thought that it once contained 200 nest boxes, full details of the history of the building are contained on a nearby information sign. Monks Risborough is the oldest recorded parish on record and the dovecote is one of its listed buildings. St. Dunstan’s Church dating from the 13th century can be found just behind St. Dunstan’s Recreation Ground. The ground just outside of the existing churchyard has recently been the site of an archaeology dig. For details of this interesting church please click here
Behind the church you will find Burton Lane and its lovely thatched cottages. St. Dunstan’s Recreation Park will entertain the children whilst you look around, it has a wealth of play equipment including a new 40ft zip line.
Visit England’s oldest working smock mill situated at Pink Road Lacey Green. This 17th century windmill was loving restored by The Chiltern Society in 1971.
Hughenden Manor is owned by the National Trust and was once the country home of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. The house and grounds are open to the public and there are hands on activities for children along with the opportunity to see personal memorabilia and the Second World War room. Please click here for more information
Whiteleaf village is extremely picturesque, with many flint and thatch cottages. It is situated just under the Whiteleaf Cross and woods and the 17th century Red Lion public house garden facing the cottages, is just the place for refreshments after a walk.
The ladies at The Information Centre, Horns Lane Princes Risborough Tel. 01844 274795 will be happy to help with any more information regarding things to see and do in our area.