Queenswood School, Hatfield

Formerly Sheepwell House, Potters Bar



Alfred Eden Browne, youngest son of the late Marquess of Sligo, married Cicely Wormald, youngest daughter of Mr Edward Wormald of Berkeley Square in 1908, and they lived at Sheepwell House, Potters Bar, which was probably newly built. Lieutent-Colonel Lord Alfred Eden Browne, D.S.O., R.F.A., served in Gibralter and India and was killed on active service on 7th August, 1918, aged 40. His wife Cicely died at Sheepwell House on August 10th, 1918, and the press announcement suggests that the family did not then know of Alfred's death.  It is evidence that Edward Wormald was involved in developing the gardens at the house.

The Times, 18th October, 1923


The Times, 22nd July, 1924

The Educational Home for the Daughters of Wesleyan Ministers opened in Clapham in 1869, and became Queenswood School in 1893.In 1897 Ethel Mary Trew became Headmistress and held the position for nearly 50 years.

The Hall

No 3421 PU 1911

While the school was at Clapham Park it had a number of post cards produced by P. A. Buchanan and the numbers suggest there were two series some time apart.

The Library

No 9708 PU 1912

In 1925 the school moved into Sheepwell House, which, with its grounds, lay on the boundary of Potters Bar and Hatfield, and the school is now considered to be in Hatfield.

Carpenters required at Sheepwell House, Potters Bar. Good men, roofing work and internal joinery fixing. - Apply Ekins & Co., Ltd, on Job. Herts Advertiser 13 June 1925.

Queenswood School, Hatfield, Herts  

Garden Front, Queenswood

Published by P. A. Buchanan & Co Ltd, Croydon

No. 31431


Posted 31 July 1930  to Mrs H. G. Smith, 8 Grove Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk.

I have had a glorious time here. I slept last night in the room marked X where one can see for miles. It is a lovely building.

With Love, from Mildred


This building was destroyed by fire in 1936

Great Hall

Queenswood, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Published by P. A. Buchanan & Co. Ltd, Thornton Heath (Surrey)

No. 35862

Published in Belgium

  Queenswood School, Hatfield, Herts

Relevant Web Sites

Queenswood School - including The History of Queenswood School

Queenswood and Hatfield

Queenswood School (Wikipedia)

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