Buckingham, former Cobham Arms, West Street

Copyright © Kevin Quick. Photo taken 2004


The Cobham Arms was one of the premier inns in Buckingham, and was the location where the London coaches stopped. The inn was the property of the Temple-Greville family of Stowe and was tenanted and run by the Baxter family for more than 100 years. The earliest the inn could have borne the name Cobham Arms is 1714, as that is the year in which Sir Richard Temple was created Baron Cobham. However, it is possible there was an earlier inn under a different name on the site.

The Cobham Arms was eventually sold in 1856 and it demise was brought about by the advent of the railway and the banruptcy of the Duke of Buckingham.

In addition to being an inn, the building also served as a Post Office during several periods of its history.


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