Wheathampstead Travel Guide

  • St Helen
    St Helen
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    The main street
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    Devil's Dyke
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Wheathampstead Things to Do

  • Former Two Brewers Inn

    At the turn of the century this building, which, until recently, a house and tea room, was the "Two Brewers" inn. It was built in an L-shape during the 17th century, though part of the tea room is earlier; it had a cross wing and predates the house on the left.

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  • Place Farm

    This timber framed farmhouse is also known as Wheathampstead Place. It is a late medieval hall house, formerly with cross-wings at both ends. The left-hand wing has been demolished and the right-hand wing was heightened in the 16th century when new fire-places were put on both floors. In the mid 17th century a red-brick wing was added at the...

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  • The Old Mill

    The former Corn mill harnessed the power of the River Lea to grind wheat for flour. The beginning of the mill race can be seen from the foot bridge on the left. There has been a mill here for many years, and this is probably the site of one of the four mills mentioned in the Doomsday Survey. It was the property of Westminster Abbey and the miller...

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  • The Old Bakery

    The core of this building is 16th century or earlier, with 17/18th century additions. It is now cased in painted brick and plaster. The rear of the building with its steeply pitched roof was formerly an open medieval hall house and is probably the oldest part. A cross-wing was added in the 1500's to give more living space and the three gabled front...

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  • Manor Pharmacy

    This chemist's shop used to be the Corn mill House. It is late 19th century. Behind is the old mill building itself.

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  • The Bull Pub

    This pub pretty much dominates the bottom end of the High Street beside the River Lea that flows through the village. It dates back to around the 16th century. The northern end of the long façade, curving away from the road above the River Lea, is late 17/18th century, and was originally two separate riverside cottages. By 1617 it had become the...

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  • White Cottage

    Inside this cottage are the remains of a late medieval hall house open to the roof, with a crown post and beam dating from about 1490. There are traces of smoke blackening on some of the timbers, as there would have been no chimney and smoke had to escape through a hole in the roof. The front of the house was rebuilt around 1630, when it was owned,...

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  • Rosewood Cottage

    Rosewood Cottage built in about 1500 was originally a timber framed hall house, with a central room which extended from the floor to the roof. The steeply pitched roof is typical of medieval buildings. The chimney was added in about 1600; before this the smoke would have escaped through a hole in the roof. During the 18th century the building was...

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  • Old school

    Many villages still retain their old schools and Wheathampstead's is very close to the church on Church Street. It was built in 1869 of flint and brick, in the Decorated Gothic style so popular with the Victorians.

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Wheathampstead Restaurants

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    Wicked Lady, Wheathampstead

    by Yudhis Written May 10, 2004

    Although located in the long windy road of Nomansland, this is a great place to dine in the nice quite surrounding country atmosphere. We're having a birthday dinner on Sunday night, because beside Monday or Sunday night, the rest of the day is always full! The host and the local people are all very friendly.

    Favorite Dish: Try the mushroom soup and the sea bass, i believe all of the food is home made..

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