Flaunden

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Flaunden
FLAUNDEN CHURCH.JPG
St Mary Magdalene Church, Flaunden
Flaunden is located in Hertfordshire
Flaunden
Flaunden
Location within Hertfordshire
OS grid referenceTL017009
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHemel Hempstead
Postcode districtHP3
PoliceHertfordshire
FireHertfordshire
AmbulanceEast of England
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UK
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Hertfordshire
51°41′53″N 0°31′48″W / 51.698°N 0.530°W / 51.698; -0.530Coordinates: 51°41′53″N 0°31′48″W / 51.698°N 0.530°W / 51.698; -0.530

Flaunden is a village and a civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, close to the border with Buckinghamshire. Old Flaunden was on the banks of the River Chess in Buckinghamshire but owing to constant flooding, the settlement moved up the hill into Hertfordshire in the early 19th century.[1] The new church at the top of the hill was built in 1838 and was the first church designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.[2]

The former Baptist chapel in Flaunden dates from 1836 and closed in 1985. It is now a private residence but the chapel's graveyard remains alongside.[3][4]

Flaunden has two pubs: The Bricklayers Arms[5] and The Green Dragon, a Grade II listed building dating from the early 17th century[6] which is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "A tourist pamphlet of the Chess Valley" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 December 2006. Retrieved 9 December 2006.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St. Mary Magdalene (1100432)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  3. ^ http://buckinghamshireremembers.org.uk/memorials/p275.htm
  4. ^ https://hertfordshirechurches.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/baptist-former-birch-lane-flaunden-now-the-old-chapel/
  5. ^ Flaunden's pubs
  6. ^ Historic England, "Green Dragon, Flaunden (1100433)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 20 August 2014
  7. ^ Brandwood, Geoff (2013). Britain's best real heritage pubs. St Albans: CAMRA. p. 49. ISBN 9781852493042.

External links[edit]

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