History of the Village


Cook Monument


A memorial to Captain James Cook (18th Century British pioneer explorer, navigator and cartographer of the South Pacific)

The website of the Captain Cook Society contains all the information you could possibly need relating to Captain Cook, and probably a lot more! See... www.captaincooksociety.com


Specific pages relating to Captain Cook and the Vache can be found at....






Just uphill, to the east of Chalfont St Giles centre, at the point where Vache Lane becomes Nightingales Lane, lies the entrance to the Vache Estate. At the heart of the estate is The Vache itself, a Grade 2 listed Manor House dating back many hundreds of years. And in the grounds of the Manor House lies an unusual and little known memorial to Captain James Cook.