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'The Sun Inn' at Lemsford - geograph.org.uk - 1321684.jpg
The Sun Inn at Lemsford
Lemsford is located in Hertfordshire
Location within Hertfordshire
Civil parish
  • Lemsford
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWelwyn Garden City
Postcode districtAL8
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°48′N 0°14′W / 51.800°N 0.233°W / 51.800; -0.233

Lemsford is a village and parish in Hertfordshire, England. It is near Welwyn Garden City and was created in 1858 out of Hatfield parish. It is in the Hatfield Villages Ward of the Borough of Welwyn/Hatfield.

It is nearly 3 miles north of Hatfield, on the southeast side of Brocket Hall Park. Lemsford Mill is probably one of four mills on the River Lea at Hatfield recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. This large mill is now the headquarters of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays.

The yearly Lemsford Fete garners thousands of visitors and is a traditional English country fete. Held at St. John's School and Church, activities include maypole dancing, raffles and live music.[1]

People from Lemsford[edit]

The society osteopath Stephen Ward, a significant figure in the Profumo affair of 1963, was born at Lemsford in 1912.[2] His father was the vicar of Lemsford.

Lemsford church[edit]

The church was erected in 1859[3] as a memorial to the sixth Earl Cowper, is Early English and Decorated in style, with a good east window, the latter also dedicated to the memory of the earl. The tower (west) is lofty and embattled.[3]

Coordinates: 51°48′N 0°14′W / 51.800°N 0.233°W / 51.800; -0.233


  1. ^ Davies, Alan. "Lemsford village prepares for popular annual May fete". Welwyn Hatfield Times. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  2. ^ "Stephen Ward". Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Lemsford Church". Retrieved 14 September 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lemsford at Wikimedia Commons