The parish of Amersham with its hamlet of Coleshill comprises an area of 7,969 acres, of which 39 are covered by water. The land is hilly and the slopes are in many places covered with beech and other woods. above ordnance datum in the south, rises to 560 ft., the highest elevation, at Coleshill, and is about 500 ft. It is watered by the Misbourne stream, which flowing from west to east across the parish has cut out for itself a valley through which runs the road from Uxbridge to Wendover.
Of these there are in Amersham proper 2,940 acres of arable land, 1,699 acres laid down in pasture, and 388 acres of woods and plantations. Sheltered in this dip is the town of Amersham with a low-lying quarter at Bury End where 291 ft. Amersham has now a station on the Metropolitan and Great Central joint railway, situated on a hill about a mile north-east of the town.
Alton Water Park with sailing, windsurfing and fishing as well as walking and cycle routes, is less than a mile away.
There are many good restaurants nearby, and farmer’s markets for delicious local produce.
In the centre of the south elevation is a gable containing a tablet recording the foundation by Sir William Drake and the arms of Drake.