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'The Sun Inn' at Lemsford.

Lemsford is a village and parish in Hertfordshire. It is near Welwyn Garden City and was created out of Hatfield parish in 1858.

It is nearly 3 miles north from Hatfield, on the southeast side of Brocket Hall Park. It is widely known for its large mill on the River Lea, which is now the headquarters of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. The church, erected in 1859[1] as a memorial to the sixth Earl Cowper, is Early English and Decorated, with a good east window, also to the memory of the earl. The tower (west) is lofty and embattled.[1]

The society osteopath Stephen Ward, a significant figure in the Profumo Affair of 1963, was born at Lemsford in 1912.[2]

Coordinates: 51°48′N 0°14′W / 51.800°N 0.233°W / 51.800; -0.233


  1. ^ a b "Lemsford Church". Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Ward". Retrieved 14 September 2013. 

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