The Green in Letchmore Heath with the Three Horseshoes pub
|Population||470 (2001 census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
It has a village green, a pond and a pub, the Three Horseshoes, which is on the north side of the green.
The name Letchmore is derived from the Old Saxon "leche mere", meaning muddy pond. The present pond is located to the south of the village green.
Letchmore Heath has no main roads running through it and no public transport. It is, however, close to the M1 and M25 motorways. The nearest railway stations are at Radlett, Stanmore, Elstree & Borehamwood and Watford.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977), the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as the Hare Krishnas, stayed in Letchmore Heath for a few months every year after establishing Bhaktivedanta Manor, a temple, in the village.
He commented about Letchmore Heath, that because it was so beautiful with many forest walks, it reminded him of Krishna’s birthplace, Vrindavana. He would daily go on long walks through the village and appreciated its cleanliness.
Novelist Joanna Briscoe spent her early years here, and the location inspired the setting for her novel 'Touched.
- "Filming Locations for 1960 sci-fi classic Village of the Damned, at Letchmore Heath in Hertfordshire.(archived)". Archived from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
- Bhaktivedanta Manor Janmashtami website
- Interview with David Rudnick
Media related to Letchmore Heath at Wikimedia Commons