Chiswell Green

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Chiswell Green
Three Hammers, Chiswell Green.jpg
The Three Hammers, Chiswell Green
Chiswell Green is located in Hertfordshire
Chiswell Green
Chiswell Green
 Chiswell Green shown within Hertfordshire
Population 2,802 
OS grid reference TL135045
Civil parish St Stephen
District St Albans
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ST ALBANS
Postcode district AL2
Dialling code 01727
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament St Albans
List of places
UK
England
Hertfordshire

Coordinates: 51°43′40″N 0°21′29″W / 51.7277°N 0.3580°W / 51.7277; -0.3580

Chiswell Green is an area, originally a village,[1][2] to the south of St Albans, in the parish of St Stephen and district of City of St Albans in Hertfordshire. It has a population of approximately 2,800.

It is located on the North Orbital Road, close to Junction 21A of the M25, and is separated from St Albans by the A414.

To the south east of Chiswell Green is Park Street, and to the south, Bricket Wood.

There is one pub in Chiswell Green, The Three Hammers. There is one school in West Avenue: Killigrew Primary and Nursery School. This was formed by the amalgamation of two separate schools - Infant and Junior.

Originally positioned on Old Watford Road around The Three Hammers public house, Chiswell Green was much extended between the wars and shortly afterwards. It now is a medium-sized suburb.

Locality[edit]

Nearby places outside the district include Hatfield to the east, Welwyn Garden City to the northeast, Luton and Dunstable to the northwest, Hemel Hempstead to the west, Watford to the southwest and Borehamwood to the south.

Royal National Rose Society Gardens[edit]

The Royal National Rose Society Gardens (formerly the Gardens of the Rose) are the headquarters of The Royal National Rose Society located at Chiswell Green. The gardens contain thousands of rose varieties and are normally open to the public. They were closed for four years while the landscape gardener Michael Balston remodelled them. They reopened in June 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Villages and hamlets". enjoy St Albans.com. "In the late nineteenth century the village consisted of a forge facing onto Watford Road and surrounding farmland." 
  2. ^ "Chiswell Green". BBC - Domesday Reloaded. "Chiswell Green is called a 'village' although on the map it seems to be part of St.Albans. The village has, in fact, very definite boundaries and a strong sense of identity." 

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