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Victorian Walk

Move Along To The Car Park And Stand In Front Of The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage is a typical Victorian-looking house.

walk (7)Even though the church was built in 1838, Chipperfield still came under the authority of Kings Langley Church until 1864. St Paul’s was called a daughter church and it had a curate, not a vicar. First of all, they couldn’t afford to pay a vicar and secondly they couldn’t find anywhere to build a vicarage.

Rev. Henry Dennis lived at Braziers, Tower Hill, until they bought the site where you see the Vicarage. In 1848, 10 years after the church was built, the old flint house on the left side was made into a Parsonage. The brick part on the right was built in 1874 as an extension to accommodate the fourth minister, Rev. Sharpin, who had 8 children.

Saddlebow next door used to be the Vicarage coach-house and stables with rooms over the top for the coachman.

Move along towards the War Memorial and stop in front of Heath End, built in 1930

How different this was in Victorian times.

There used to be 3 little cottages here, for the first 6 years of Victoria’s reign, which were sold by auction at the Two Brewers in 1843. They were converted into one house and became known as the Traveller’s Friend with a sign outside and also on the roof.

As was the custom at that time, the wife sold home brewed beer and the husband helped but had another job as well.

The public house closed sometime after 1914 but it was certainly a popular place during most of Victoria’s reign.

walk (8)The cottages were demolished and Heath End was built in 1930.

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Terry Trayton

What a wonderful idea this project is. It involves children in a practical way by getting them involved in their local history. I can see a huge amount of research has gone into this and I have learned a lot from it. I am not a local person myself but I often visit Chipperfield and, with a friend, I take country walks in the area. I purchased my present vehicle from a local garage and often buy bedding plants from a local nursery so I suppose I can claim some connection with the village. I congratulate all the young pupils involved in this project and wish them a very successful future. Well done!!

July 11, 2011

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