Labby Green, Letty Green

Labby Green is joined at the hip to Cole Green (previous post). Walking down the road from the latter, there’s another exclusive, authentic, original barn-conversion-appearance development underway, looking much like all the rest. Further down there’s a thriving pub doing grub that probably served as little railway hotel because just next to it a trackContinue reading “Labby Green, Letty Green”

Datchworth Green

Datchworth Green is in one of the clusters of greens to the northeast and east of Welwyn, some two dozen greens in all. Datchworth itself sits on slightly higher ground, its church steeple visible from miles around, and it looks down towards Datchworth Green some half a mile away. You don’t notice if you takeContinue reading “Datchworth Green”

Butterfield Green

The trip to Butterfield Green required venturing into Bedfordshire. We got there by footpath from Lilley but the majority of walkers probably come over the hills from Luton. There are extensive walks around Galley Hill and Warden Hill. The hamlet is clearly marked on the current Ordnance Survey but is absent from some late 19thContinue reading “Butterfield Green”

Symonds Green

A reminder of the times, the woman’s walking-aid trolley suggests she may be in a vulnerable to Covid-19 category and her face mask in open air, indicate her concern. She’s sitting on a park bench in Symonds Green, one of the greens subsumed by Stevenage. Unlike Fishers Green (see an earlier post) a few hundredContinue reading “Symonds Green”

Bull’s Green

The aptly-named Horns pub at Bull’s Green has been there since 1535 although only as an ale house since the 18th century. There’s an excellent potted history – including its moment of notoriety – here, thanks to Camra. A clutch of houses stands around the sward and that looks to be it. In fact, downContinue reading “Bull’s Green”

Shilley Green

Once coppiced beeches line the lane from Hitch Wood to Shilley Green where its forks to the Easthall hamlets one way, gently down the valley slope to Langley another way, or more steeply down a byway to Langley Bottom. An old farm stands back from a grassy patch, dominated by a magnificent ash tree –Continue reading “Shilley Green”

Warren’s Green

Warren’s Green is one of the four greens on the periphery of the old grounds of Weston Park. We’ve already looked at Friend’s Green, Damask Green and Hall’s Green. It’s on the same skein of paths and minor roads with each end of the tiny settlement – two cottages – bracketed by right angle twistsContinue reading “Warren’s Green”

Hall’s Green

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Hall’s Green is only a mile or so northeast of the Stevenage extension of Great Ashby but there’s no direct road link so the green rests peacefully. The narrow roads in this patch are bewildering, twisting and turning apparently at random until you look at the Ordnance Survey map. Combined with theContinue reading “Hall’s Green”

Bericot Green

This is a shot of the disused Panshanger Aerodrome, a World War II training base and later a flying school. From the Ordnance Survey, it looks as if the airfield swallowed up much of Bericot Green although there are some scruffy light industrial buildings at the top of Moneyhole Lane off the B1000 from WelwynContinue reading “Bericot Green”