St John's Church - "The Hatfield Series" postcard posted 1906
LEMSFORD is another modern ecclesiastical parish, formed forty years ago. It is nearly 3 miles N. from Hatfield, on the S. E. side of Brocket Hall Park. It is widely known for its large mill on the River Lea. The church, erected in 1859 as a memorial to the sixth Earl Cowper, is Early English and Decorated, with a good East window, also to the memory of the earl. The tower (W.) is lofty and embattled.
Hertfordshire Little Guide 1903
from Hertfordshire - A Guide to the Countryside
Entrance to Brocket Park - De Voil & Co postcard posted in 1912
Ruth Brown (andune15
@t ntlworld.com) write to say that when City Of London Maternity
Hospital was bombed in 1940 it moved to Brocket Hall. Children, such
as Ruth, who born there were the so-called Brockett Babies.
See Watercress Beds in the Lemsford area
If you know of other books, websites, etc, relating to this place, please tell me.
|April 2010||Reformatted + reference to Brocket Hall as a maternity hospital|
|January 2012||Watercress Link|