Smallford

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Smallford
Three Horseshoes and the Garage at Smallford - geograph.org.uk - 35155.jpg
Smallford - Hatfield Road with petrol station and The Three Horseshoes
Smallford is located in Hertfordshire
Smallford
Smallford
Smallford shown within Hertfordshire
Population373 
Civil parish
  • Colney Heath
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townST ALBANS
Postcode districtAL4
Dialling code01727
PoliceHertfordshire
FireHertfordshire
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hertfordshire
51°45′11″N 0°16′01″W / 51.753°N 0.267°W / 51.753; -0.267Coordinates: 51°45′11″N 0°16′01″W / 51.753°N 0.267°W / 51.753; -0.267

Smallford is a village in the City and District of St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. It is sandwiched between Hatfield and St Albans. It was served by Smallford railway station on the Hatfield and St Albans Railway, now the Alban Way cycle path. It is in the civil parish of Colney Heath.

The station was closed to passengers in October 1951, and closed completely in January 1969.[1] In November 2012 it was announced that the Smallford Residents’ Association had received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project named "Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life", led by volunteers from the local area, and focusing on the history of Smallford Station, the branch line it served, and the impact this had on nearby communities.[2]

An Oaklands College campus is located at Smallford.

Smallford also plays host to St Albans RFC, St Albans' highest placed community club and St Albans' first open Rugby Club.

Motorcycle speedway racing was staged in Smallford during each year 1936 to 1939.

To the south is the village of Sleapshyde.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smallford". Disused Stations: Closed Railway Stations in the UK. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  2. ^ "Lottery Grant to Bring History of Smallford Station to Life". St Albans & Harpenden Review. Retrieved 2012-11-25.