Great Wymondley

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St Mary's Church in Great Wymondley

Great Wymondley is a village situated near Hitchin in Hertfordshire, England. Despite the names, Great Wymondley is a smaller settlement than its neighbour, Little Wymondley. It is in the civil parish of Wymondley.[1]

The village is set in an agricultural landscape which is protected within the Green Belt.[1] Studies of the village's field system by Frederic Seebohm and later scholars suggest that it dates from Roman times. It appears to have been laid out using an ancient unit of measurement called the jugerum.[2]

Buildings[edit]

The church, which has a Norman nave and chancel, is Grade I listed. There are also earthworks of a former motte-and-bailey castle, and Delamere House, an elegant Elizabethan building. There are also a number of thatched cottages, including a row of terraced cottages each named after one of King Henry VIII's wives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Natural and historic environments www.wymondley.org
  2. ^ Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England (1986) Michael Wood

External links[edit]

Media related to Great Wymondley at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°56′N 0°13′W / 51.933°N 0.217°W / 51.933; -0.217