Ashwell, Chantry House c.1951

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Caption for Ashwell, Chantry House c1951: The thatched Chantry House, on the right, survived the devastating fire of 1795, which destroyed many of the older buildings in this once prosperous mediaeval market town. Concealed from view is its 15th-century traceried window, but the 176-foot tower of the 14th-century church of St Mary's soars as a landmark above the surrounding cottages.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Ashwell


A group of us lads from Muswell Hill in North London used to cycle to Ashwell on a weekend to visit one of our mates who moved there with his mum, his name was Peter and his mum was housekeeper at the Manor House where we used to camp and meet the local girls. We also used the local pub knowing we were under age at (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Ashwell, Chantry House c1951: The thatched Chantry House, on the right, survived the devastating fire of 1795, which destroyed many of the older buildings in this once prosperous mediaeval market town. Concealed from view is its 15th-century traceried window, but the 176-foot tower of the 14th-century church of St Mary's soars as a landmark above the surrounding cottages.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

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