SP8904 : Lee, Buckinghamshire

taken 8 years ago, near to The Lee, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Lee, Buckinghamshire
Lee, Buckinghamshire
This view across some cottage gardens is towards the village green, the War Memorial being centre right.

Lee - usually referred to as 'The Lee' - is an attractive village in the Chiltern Hills, about 2 miles north east of Great Missenden and 3 miles south east of Wendover. The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, meaning 'woodland clearing'. The village church of St John the Baptist is unusual in that it consists of two buildings: the ancient chapel of ease built in the 12th century, which includes a window depicting Oliver Cromwell and John Hampden as 'champions of liberty', and the more modern Victorian red brick church built in 1867.

The Lee is associated with Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty (18431917), proprietor of the famous Regent Street (London) store, Liberty & Co., who in 1900 built a Manor house on the outskirts of the Village. Liberty was closely associated with Art Nouveau and his company became synonymous with the style. Liberty is buried in the village church, his gravestone designed by Archibald Knox, one of Liberty & Co.'s long-standing designers. There is also a monument to him and his wife, Dame Emma Louise, in the graveyard.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009
Village green   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 899 041 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.7532N 0:41.9398W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 899 042
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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