Stop 2 – Around St. Mary’s Church

 Stop-2

 

St. Mary the Virgin Church

There has been a place of worship since at least the Anglo-Saxon period.  The present church dates to the 12th century, with considerable rebuilding in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

St. Mary the Virgin

St. Mary the Virgin

St. Mary's Church, Welwyn Collection of Welwyn Archaeological Society

St. Mary’s Church, Welwyn
Collection of Welwyn Archaeological Society

The Wellington

If you look across the street, you will see the Wellington Pub.  This used to be two pubs, the Swan and the Boar’s Head.  You can see the join in the roof line, which recreated after a recent fire.  The front was added in the 18th century.

The Wellington Collection of the Welwyn Archaeological Society

The Wellington
Collection of the Welwyn Archaeological Society

Guessens

Guessens was once a farm, with a Georgian front added in the 18th century.  This was the home of Edward Young, Rector of Welwyn and a poet.

The Grange

The Grange was once known as Chamberlaynes farm.  The 18th century facade is only one brick thick!

 

 

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