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Warton Rectory, Lancashire


in the county of Lancashire

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

Matlock Bath

in the county of Derbyshire

Pictures of Wheathampstead

in the county of Hertfordshire

About Wheathampstead

What was once a quiet village is now swallowed up by the advancement of industry and the urban sprawl of Hertfordshire. In more gracious days, the town had lovely old cottages, many of which have disappeared or been turned into shops.

An abiding feature of Wheathampstead is it beautiful 14th-century church dedicated to Saint Helen. It is cruciform in shape with a splendid spire crowning the tower. The building is Grade 1 listed and has remained virtually unchanged for over 600 years. In the vast interior, one of the most noteworthy treasures in the church, is the canopied piscina, or priests wash basin standing to the right of the high alter. It is from the Middle Ages and said to have been the gift of the Macry family. The church also possesses fine stained glass and many monuments.

Of interest too, is the black and white, Bull Inn an attractive pub with tall chimney's and several original features. It is an atmospheric place where you can relax and enjoy a quiet drink accompanied by a tasty meal. Not far away is Water End Farm said to be the birth-place of Sarah Jennings who later became the first Duchess of Marlborough. Although lowly born, Sarah was a highly charismatic woman of high principles, a fitting ancestor for Sir Winston Churchill. Shaw's Corner, owned by the National Trust lies close by, as does Knebworth House. The great Cathedral at St.Albans is within easy driving distance.

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Brocket Hall, Herts

Welwyn Garden City (16 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(3.6 miles, 5.9 km, direction E of Wheathampstead)


Hatfield Railway Station

Hatfield (21 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction SE of Wheathampstead)

Hatfield is a town with two histories. There is the history of the ancient market town whose roots are firmly embedded in Saxon times, and the modern-day history of a town that grew to meet the demands of the housing population...

St Albans Cathedral

St Albans (54 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(4.5 miles, 7.3 km, direction SW of Wheathampstead)

One of the most pleasant parts of St.Albans is quaint Fishpond Street. The street derives it's name from a fishpond which lay nearby in medieval times where the monks used to fish...

Grand Canal in winter, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Hemel Hempstead (24 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction SW of Wheathampstead)

Set in a delightful valley of the Chilterns, formed by the River Gade, the town is noted for its variety of old buildings which include the Norman church dedicated to St.Mary...

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Hitchin (51 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Hertfordshire

(9.5 miles, 15.4 km, direction N of Wheathampstead)

Hitchin is a historic market town in Hertfordshire, characterized by its medieval and Georgian architecture. It has a vibrant market square, a variety of pubs, and the picturesque Hitchin Lavender fields in the surrounding countryside...

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Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertfordshire

St Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church (17 Pictures)

(4.8 miles, 7.6 km, direction SW)

Dominating the city skyline on every main approach, the magnificent Abbey Church is a former Norman Abbey Church set in the.....

Hatfield House

Hatfield House (53 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction SE)

Hatfield House built by Robert Cecil 1st Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I in 1611, stands within its own.....

Geese in Verulamium Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Verulamium Park St Albans (12 Pictures)

(5.2 miles, 8.3 km, direction SW)

This park is the site where one of the biggest cities in Roman Britain once stood - Verulamium...

Knebworth House from gardens

Knebworth House (6 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction NE)

One of England's most beloved stately homes, Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of.....

Wardown Park & Museum

Wardown Park Museum (7 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction NW)


Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage, Herts.

Fairlands Valley Park (9 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction NE)


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

Benington Lordship (6 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction NE)


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