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Leverstock Green

Coordinates: 51°45′N 0°26′W / 51.750°N 0.433°W / 51.750; -0.433
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Holy Trinity Church

Leverstock Green is a village in the English county of Hertfordshire. It is located between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans

Leverstock Green has a school, Leverstock Green Church of England Primary School, cricket club, tennis club, football club (Leverstock Green FC), village hall, shops, pubs and a Church of England parish church.[clarification needed] Holy Trinity Church, built 1847-49 to the designs of architect Raphael Brandon, is Grade II listed.[1] Leverstock Green is a "modern" ecclesiastical parish, formed about 1849 from parts of the parishes of St Michael's (St Albans), Abbots Langley and Hemel Hempstead.

There is documentary and archaeological evidence that people lived and worked in the immediate area of Leverstock Green from the time of the Roman occupation onwards. Recent research indicates that settlement along Westwick Row may well date back even further to the Iron Age and perhaps the Bronze Age.[citation needed] It seems quite likely that this settlement was a "suburb" of the major Iron Age settlement at Pre Wood just outside St. Albans.

Leverstock Green was and is[when?] still affected by the 2005 Buncefield oil depot explosion (the largest explosion in peacetime Europe), causing damage to houses and other buildings, such as broken windows, fallen chimneys and in some cases more serious structural damage, temporarily displacing a number of families.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Leverstock Green has a Non-League football club Leverstock Green F.C., which plays at Pancake Lane.


  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of Holy Trinity (Grade II) (1342163)". National Heritage List for England.

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51°45′N 0°26′W / 51.750°N 0.433°W / 51.750; -0.433