Brent Pelham

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Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham Church - - 23034.jpg
St Mary, Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham is located in Hertfordshire
Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham shown within Hertfordshire
OS grid reference TL4330
Civil parish
  • Brent Pelham
Shire county
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
List of places
51°57′N 0°04′E / 51.95°N 00.07°E / 51.95; 00.07Coordinates: 51°57′N 0°04′E / 51.95°N 00.07°E / 51.95; 00.07

Brent Pelham is a village and civil parish in the East Hertfordshire district, in the county of Hertfordshire, England, and situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) east of Buntingford. It is one of the three Pelhams, with Stocking Pelham and Furneux Pelham. It shares a parish council with Meesden.

The parish church of St Mary's dates from the 14th century. It contains a black marble tomb slab of the 13th century, upon which the name of legendary local dragon-slayer Piers Shonks and a date of 1086 has been added. Symbols of the Four Evangelists - angel, eagle, lion, and bull - have been carved in relief around a dragon's mouth.[1] The church is part of a benefice with Anstey, Hormead, Meesden and Wyddial.[2]

Near St Mary's church are ancient stocks which could accommodate up to three people. A derelict windmill survives in the village.

There is a Royal Observer Corps observer post just outside the village, but it is now in a state of disrepair. It has an Orlit, which is rare for posts in this area.[citation needed]

Stocks in churchyard

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  1. ^ "GENUKI - Brent Pelham". 4 October 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Us - The Benefice of Anstey, Brent Pelham, Hormead, Meesden and Wyddial". Retrieved 19 August 2014. 

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