Brent Pelham

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Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham Church - geograph.org.uk - 23034.jpg
St Mary, Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham is located in Hertfordshire
Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham shown within Hertfordshire
OS grid referenceTL4330
Civil parish
  • Brent Pelham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBUNTINGFORD
Postcode districtSG9
Dialling code01279
PoliceHertfordshire
FireHertfordshire
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Hertfordshire
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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References[edit]

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

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Media related to Brent Pelham at Wikimedia Commons