Cottages in Weston
Weston shown within Hertfordshire
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It is located around 4 miles north of Stevenage, 2.5 miles south of Baldock and the same distance south-east of Letchworth, although it lies in the Hitchin post town. The A1(M) motorway passes to the west and the A505 Baldock bypass to the north, in a cut-and-cover tunnel that passes through the Weston Hills. These hills were made famous by the Robin Hood-style character Jack o'Legs, who was allegedly buried in the village's church graveyard.
The Legend Of Jack o'Legs
The legend of Jack o'Legs connected to the village of Weston, and explained on a signpost in the village green. The legend is that a Jack o'Legs was abnormally tall man who stole from shops in the nearby town of Baldock. He took his lootings and hid them in a cave somewhere around Weston Hills. In the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Weston, there is a grave for Jack o'Legs, which is unusually long, possibly placed there to fuel belief in the legend.
A traditional windmill survives in Weston, although it is in need of refurbishment.
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