Waterford, Hertfordshire

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Waterford
Waterford is located in Hertfordshire
Waterford
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Waterford shown within Hertfordshire
OS grid reference TL311150
District
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HERTFORD
Postcode district SG14
Dialling code 01992
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HertfordshireCoordinates: 51°49′05″N 0°05′55″W / 51.81799°N 0.0987°W / 51.81799; -0.0987

Waterford is a village in the East Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire, England. It is located on the A119 road, around 2.5 km (1.6 miles) north of Hertford. The River Beane flows through the village. At the 2011 Census the population was included in the civil parish of Stapleford.

"Miriam" by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, 1872
"Christ as Savator Mundi" by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Waterford is most notable for the church of St Michael and All Angels, which has Pre-Raphaelite stained-glass windows from the Morris & Co. factory. They date from the church's original construction through to 1937 and include Miriam by Edward Burne-Jones.

St Michael and All Angels is an excellent example of Victorian construction in the Early English Gothic style. It was financed by Robert Smith, owner of the Goldings estate close to the church. All wood used in constructing the church came from the Estate. The roof is lined with Broseley tiles and the bell tower and octagonal spire with cedar shingles. The porch is of oak construction.

There are 14 stained-glass windows; eight by Burne-Jones, and others by William Morris, Douglas Strachan, Ford Madox Brown, Karl Parsons and Selwyn Image. Tracery above the three west windows was done by Philip Webb.

Goldings is a Grade II* listed country house which was used as a Dr. Barnardo's Home between 1922 and 1967 and has now been converted to apartments. Several Barnardo's children are buried in St Michael's churchyard, which also contains graves of the Abel Smith family.[1][2]

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