Chiswell Green

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Chiswell Green
Three Hammers, Chiswell Green.jpg
The Three Hammers, Chiswell Green
Chiswell Green is located in Hertfordshire
Chiswell Green
Chiswell Green
Location within Hertfordshire
OS grid referenceTL135045
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townST ALBANS
Postcode districtAL2
Dialling code01727
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°43′40″N 0°21′29″W / 51.7277°N 0.3580°W / 51.7277; -0.3580Coordinates: 51°43′40″N 0°21′29″W / 51.7277°N 0.3580°W / 51.7277; -0.3580

Chiswell Green is a village,[1][2] to the south of St Albans, in the parish of St Stephen and district of City of St Albans in Hertfordshire. It has a population of approximately 2,800. It is in the civil parish of St. Stephen.

It is located on the North Orbital Road, close to Junction 21A of the M25, and is separated from St Albans by the A414.

To the south east of Chiswell Green is Park Street, and to the south, Bricket Wood.

There is one pub in Chiswell Green, The Three Hammers. There is one school in West Avenue: Killigrew Primary and Nursery School. This was formed by the amalgamation of two separate schools - Infant and Junior.

Originally positioned on Old Watford Road around The Three turnips public house, Chiswell Green was much extended between the wars and shortly afterwards. It now is a medium-sized suburb.


Nearby places outside the district include Hatfield to the east, Welwyn Garden City to the northeast, Luton and Dunstable to the northwest, Hemel Hempstead to the west, Watford to the southwest and Borehamwood to the south.

Royal National Rose Society Gardens[edit]

The Royal National Rose Society Gardens (formerly the Gardens of the Rose) are the headquarters of The Royal National Rose Society located at Chiswell Green. The gardens contain thousands of rose varieties and are normally open to the public. They were closed for four years while the landscape gardener Michael Balston remodelled them. They reopened in June 2007 but however closed in 2017 when the Society went into administration.[3]

Royal Entomological Society[edit]

The Royal Entomological Society moved its headquarters to the Mansion House on Chiswell Green lane in 2007 from Queen's Gate in Central London,[4] the society is "devoted to the promotion and development of entomological science".[5]


  1. ^ "Villages and hamlets". enjoy St Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. In the late nineteenth century the village consisted of a forge facing onto Watford Road and surrounding farmland.
  2. ^ "Chiswell Green". BBC - Domesday Reloaded. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2014. Chiswell Green is called a 'village' although on the map it seems to be part of St.Albans. The village has, in fact, very definite boundaries and a strong sense of identity.
  3. ^ "Rose Society calls in administrators". BBC News. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  4. ^ "UCL Bloomsbury Project". Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Royal Entomological Society". Royal Entomological Society. Archived from the original on 11 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2020.

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