The Great North Road crossed the River Mimram here, which put Welwyn right on the main route between London and the North.
This area was the village green, equipped with an enclosure, or pound, where stray animals were kept. You can see the houses that once faced the green peeping out from behind later buildings. The RSPCA sign is still prominently displayed at the bottom of the Mountain, a tough slog for any cart horse.
Brewery or Pound Cottages
Mews Brewery was behind these cottages. It served local houses and had one pub, The Fox at Woolmer Green.
These decorative bricks are all that remain of the mid-Hertfordshire General Post Office. It stood here for a century, serving as the main post office for the area.
Once The Dog Inn, Bridge House was also a post office.