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Pictures of Brent Pelham

in the county of Hertfordshire
C.of E Church, Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire

About Brent Pelham

Brent Pelham can be found mid-way between the town of Buntingford and the village of Newport. It lies amongst a cluster of little villages, with two others bearing the name of Pelham, these being Ferneux and Stocking Pelham.

The village is often referred to as "Burnt Pelham" owing to the demise of the village following a fire in the 12th century. It is mostly a rural village with farms and cottage to see in its meandering leafy lanes. Being the home of the Puckeridge Hunt, its lanes often ring to the clatter of horses hoofs, and scampering hounds.

For visitors, the most impressive sight in the village is St. Mary's Church, although heavily restored the church still has many interesting focal points including an unusual black marble tomb of the 13th century.

Bishop Stortford is the nearest large town, this has excellent shopping as well as plenty of inns and restaurants for refreshment, it also has a museum where visitors may learn much about the region, its history and heritage.

Brent Pelham is a pleasant place to amble around, it would also make a quiet place to stay for a few days, or to use for an overnight stop before catching a flight from Stanstead Airport.

Recommended towns & villages near Brent Pelham

Wendens Ambo, a picturesque village in Essex

Wendens Ambo (5 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Essex

(6.0 miles, 9.6 km, direction NE of Brent Pelham)

This enchanting village with its unusual name lies at the western boundary of the county. Its quaint name comes from the joining of Great and Little Ambo in the 17th century...

The Park at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Bishop's Stortford (5 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(6.8 miles, 11.0 km, direction SE of Brent Pelham)

There are many interesting places to visit including St.Michael's Church which is exceptionally spacious and has a spire that can been seen for miles around...

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Saffron Walden (198 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction NE of Brent Pelham)

The outstanding feature of Saffron Walden is its rich variety of properties tangled around its web of ancient streets...

Thaxted, Essex

Thaxted (45 Pictures) in the county of Essex

(11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction E of Brent Pelham)

The village of Thaxted is stunningly beautiful with many reminders that it was once and perhaps always has been an extremely prosperous place...

A row of cottages, Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Ashwell (30 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction NW of Brent Pelham)

Ashwell embodies some of the finest domestic architecture in England, here in this well preserved village, at a glance you get a pleasurable insight as to what England was like in the 16th and 17th-centuries...

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Audley End House, Saffron Walden, Essex

Audley End (133 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction NE)

Once, centuries ago in the days of Henry VIII a Benedictine Abbey stood here. A casualty of King's Dissolution caused by his.....

Gates at Bridge End Gardens

Bridge End Gardens (15 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction NE)

These perfectly laid out gardens were started in the mid 18th century by Atkinson Francis Gibson. They are particularly noted.....

Saffron Walden Museum, Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden Museum (6 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction NE)

This is the second oldest purpose-built museum in the country. It occupies a gracious russet brick building in an enclosed.....

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Saffron Walden Castle (10 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction NE)

Very little remains of Saffron Walden Castle, but what is here is well worth seeing for it is a fine example of a Norman.....

Hatfield forest country park, near Bishops Stortford, Essex. The forest is over 1000 years old.

Hatfield Forest Country Park (6 Pictures)

(9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction SE)

An ancient royal hunting ground, designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve...

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Imperial War Museum Duxford (125 Pictures)

(9.6 miles, 15.5 km, direction N)

Duxford retains its wartime atmosphere and, as many of its aeroplanes still fly, you might even see one take to the air during a.....

This is a photo taken last summer of the side view of Benington Lordship house and its Rose Garden.

Benington Lordship (6 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction SW)

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