Lemsford

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'The Sun Inn' at Lemsford.

Lemsford is a village and parish in Hertfordshire. It is near Welwyn Garden City and was created in 1858 out of Hatfield parish.

It is nearly 3 miles north from Hatfield, on the southeast side of Brocket Hall Park. It is widely known for its large mill on the River Lea, which is now the headquarters of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. The church was erected in 1859[1] as a memorial to the sixth Earl Cowper, is Early English and decorated, with a good east window, the latter also dedicated to the memory of the earl. The tower (west) is lofty and embattled.[1]

The society osteopath Stephen Ward was a significant figure in the Profumo Affair of 1963, and was born at Lemsford in 1912.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lemsford Church". Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Ward". Retrieved 14 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lemsford at Wikimedia Commons