Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire


Woolmer Green





In the 1902 Kelly's Directory for Hertfordshire the following entries occurred under Welwyn.

WOOLMER GREEN is a hamlet, 2 miles north north east on the Great North road. The church of St. Michael and All Angles situated here was built in 1900, at a cost of 4,5000, and affords 250 sittings. Here is a private siding to Mr Josiah Smart's gravel Pits.

Post Office, Woolmer Green - Mrs Fanny Jane Saunders, sub-postmistress. Letters through Stevenage arrive at 7.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.; cleared for dispatch 7.30 a.m. & 2.40 & 6.15 p.m. Postal orders are issued here , but not paid. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Knebworth station, 1 miles distant.

Woolmer Green School (mixed), erected by the late William Wilshere esq. & the Rev. Sir Brooke Boothby bart. M.A. rector here (who died 22nd September 1865) on ground given by William J Blake esq.; the school will hold 90 children; average attendance, 80.


        Phillips William Hy. Evergreen Lodge

        Vaughan R. Clifton, The Cottage


        Beechener William & Son, blacksmiths

        Bracey Joseph, beer retailer

        Carter John, laundry

        Ewer Joseph, shopkeeper

        Frost John James, Chequers P.H.

        Haylock Charles, Red Lion P.H.

        King John, shoe maker

        Palmer Jeremiah, farmer, Gun Farm

        Pedder Henry, farmer & shopleeper

        Saunders Fanny Jane (Mrs), grocer & draper, Post Office

On the back of the postcard someone had written Harry MacDonald (a Yorkshire man) came south and brought this cottage in 1937 (rent 5/- a week & later brought it for 1,000) Built his model village over the years & also carved serious subjects. Died 23rd April 1971 and the cottage was demolished 1981.

Book: The Book of Woolmer Green

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