The Village street - from A View into Hertfordshire

Widford, always associated with Charles Lamb, is two miles N. of Hunsdon, a small place on high ground overlooking the valley of the River Ash. Blakesware, where Lamb spent so much of his childhood with Mary Field, his grandmother, is the other side of the river and railway, but the house that Lamb knew was demolished during his lifetime. The church is between the main road and the railway; it is mainly of the Decorated and Perpendicular periods and was restored some years ago, when the present copper covered spire was added; it should be noted the tower has no buttresses. There is a ring of 6 bells, one of which dates from the fifteenth century.

Alderman, A Pilgrimage in Hertfordshire, 1931

A postcard of Widford Village, "Last remains of Old Widford on the right", with the Royal Oak in the middle distance. According to Hertfordshire Inns & Public Houses it had been converted to a shop by 1922.  (see Postcards of Hertfordshire Pubs)


Adjacent Parishes:  Eastwick, Hunsdon, Much Hadham, Sawbridgeworth, Ware

It is in the Braughing Hundred and the Ware Union

St John's Church

Widford Hill


Book: Hunsdon & Widford

My Native Village - Poems by someone born in the village.


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Private Residents Commercial
Abbott Ralph, Wanna Cottage
Biggs William Edward
Duncan Mrs. The Nook
Hankin Mrs. Netherton
Hart Rev. Lohn Denton (M.A.) (rector) The Rectory
Hornesy George Mather, The Bourse
Hunt Miss
McClelland T. Camden, Medcaps Hill
Michie Arthur, Hill Side
Page Mrs. Sarawak Cottage
Pawle George Strachen J.P. Walnut Tree House
Robertson James, Eildon
Shepherd James, Widford Rise
Trenchard Mrs. Abbott's Farm
Vogel Rd. Chas. Adolph, North View
Williams S. Knight, Nether Hall
Brown James, Bell inn
De Voil Eliza (Miss), assistant overseer & clerk of Parish Council
De Voil Walter (exors. of), grocers
Greenaway Jephthah, builder
Hankin Fredk. farmer, Priory Farm
Hatton Thomas, White Swan P.H.
Ireland James, beer retailer
Lamb Henry William, beer retailer
Roberts Charles, farmer, Widfordbury
Stevenson Richd. Arthur, beer retlr
Suckling William, blacksmith
Thake William, wagonette proprietor
Thomas Frederick W. farmer
Williams James, wheelwright
Wooten Joseph, carpenter
Wright George Edward, machinist

Kelly's Directory for Hertfordshire, 1912

A postcard of Widford Village, "Looking Down" with The Bell (identified from sketch in Hunsdon & Widford) on the left and a large farm barn beyond.  (This was originally on of the unknown pubs on Postcards of Hertfordshire Pubs)


undated real photo postcard by Walter Scott, Bradford


Thatched Cottages at Widford, Herts - Hatfield Series  


"The old Thatched Cottages"


Posted 1904


The Hatfield Series

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