Ardeley is located about one and a half miles from Walkern.
Ardeley village has a number of thatched cottages beside the green, a thatched village hall, a vicarage built in the 18th century and a CSA farm (Church Farm). It also has a children's play area near the school, at the end of school lane, five housing association/ex-council houses in "The Crescent", opposite the school and a number of church-let cottages. The international cleaning company, Hughes Gardner, are now based in the manor house. Other buildings of interest include
- Church of Saint Lawrence (Church of England)
The Grade II listed pub "The Jolly Waggoner"
The primary school, Ardeley St. Lawrence JMI, founded in 1835, is a Church of England state funded school.
Ardeley has an annual fete from which profits go to the parish.
The Chauncy family lived at Ardeley Bury, the manor house of the village.
- Charles Chauncy, third president of Harvard College, was baptised in Ardeley on 5 November 1592.
- Sir Henry Chauncy was born in Ardeley in 1632. He wrote Antiquities of Hertfordshire which was published in 1700.
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