4 thoughts on “Hyrons Farm, Amersham”

  1. Gail, apologies for taking so long to reply. Tony asked me to post some more information on Hyrons Farm some weeks ago.

    The farm only survives today in road names and some property after the site was sold and developed in the 1920s. The farmhouse has not survived but there is a lovely barn, Hyrons Old Barn which we believe is a conversion of one of the original farm barns. It was converted in the Arts & Craft style in the 20s. Hyrons Manor (2 Hyrons Lane) also looks very old and may have been created in part from an earlier barn. Although materials could have been salvaged and then reused. We know the farm probably ceased as a working farm in 1919 when the stock and machinery was sold at auction. Previously, the landowner (Tyrwhitt-Drake) had sold some of the farmland to the Metropolitan Railway to enable the railway to be extended to Amersham in the 1880s (the new station opened in 1892).

    1. Hello Alison.
      I find your historical notes on Hyrons Farm Estate very interesting.
      My grandfather Albert Reed of Plantation Road, Amersham, bought the farm and carried out the rebuilding as you see it to-day. He also bought the land from Woodside Road to the railway off the Tyritt-Drake family and developed Orchard Lane named after the Orchard that stood behind the old farm. He also built the bungalows in the 1930s that front Hyrons Lane.

      1. Hi Alan
        That is really interesting. Our (Amersham Museum’s) knowledge of the redevelopment of Hyron’s Farm is really limited and we would love to know more. Any information you could give us about your grandfather would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps you could contact me (Alison Bailey) via info@amershammuseum.org and we could find out more.
        Very many thanks Alison

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