Furneux Pelham

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Furneux Pelham
Furneux Pelham - Time Flies and Mind Your Business... - geograph.org.uk - 86513.jpg
Church clock, Furneux Pelham
Furneux Pelham is located in Hertfordshire
Furneux Pelham
Furneux Pelham
 Furneux Pelham shown within Hertfordshire
OS grid reference TL4327
District East Hertfordshire
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SG9
Dialling code 01279
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 51°55′52″N 0°04′48″E / 51.931°N 0.080°E / 51.931; 0.080

Furneux Pelham /ˌfɜrnɨks ˈpɛləm/, or alternatively Furneaux Pelham, is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England. The village is one of the Pelhams, along with Brent Pelham and Stocking Pelham.

The village is known for its ford (Violet's Lane), which is over 1 kilometre (1,100 yd) long and is popular with 4x4 enthusiasts and off-road motorcyclists.

The village has a church, St Mary the Virgin, with a medieval carved wooden roof which was restored and elaborately painted in the 1960s by the artist John Norbury. The spire has the motto Time Flies, Mind your Business on the clock. There is also a public house called the Brewery Tap which is opposite the site of the former Rayments Brewery.

The Brewery was built in 1860 by William Rayment and when it was purchased by Greene King in 1928 it had an estate of 35 public houses.[1] The brewery was eventually closed in 1987 when it had just 27 public houses and was brewing only one beer, Rayments BBA.[2]

In recent years, the village was brought to national headlines by the murder of retired Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Riley Workman on 7 January 2004.[3] The culprit was caught and finally sentenced, to a minimum of 32 years, in November 2012.[4]

Part of the 1km long ford


  1. ^ "Funding Universe". Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "CAMRA St Neots and District Newsletter No. 63" (PDF). CAMRA. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Independent". The Independent. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Colonel Riley Workman murder: Former gamekeeper guilty BBC online news 5 November 2012, accessed 5 November 2012

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

External links[edit]

Media related to Furneux Pelham at Wikimedia Commons