Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Landmarks

The Goat public house with the water fountain in the foreground.

Village Guide
HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES

As you’d expect in a village with over one hundred and fifty years of history, Hertford Heath has many interesting buildings.

There are thirty-seven Grade II Listed buildings in the Parish.  They include the Goat, Holy Trinity Church and the College Arms.

The War Memorial

Hertford Heath War MemorialThe War Memorial with the now demolished Townshend Arms in the backgroundThe stone cross in memory of the fallen heroes of Hertford Heath was built in November 1920.  Funding came from a churchyard fund with the balance met by the generosity of Mrs Florence Barclay.

The cross is an exact copy of the cross of St Martin at Iona and bears the inscription “Greater love hath no man than this man lay down his life for his friends.”  Every year on the Sunday nearest to Armistice Day (11th November), a brief service is held at the War Memorial to remember those from the village who died in action in two world wars.

1914-1918

During World War I, more than 200 men from Hertford Heath were involved.  Thirty-four men never returned and three more died from their wounds after their return.  Their names are inscribed on the memorial.

Arthur Akers  |  Charles Akers  |  Henry Akers  |  James Akers  |  William G Brown  |  William E Bulley  |  Joshua R Camp  |  William Camp  |  Cecil Chandler  |  Frank Chapman  |  Frank Childs  |  Charles H Coles  |  Frederick J Coles  |  George Coles  |  Sydney J Cox  |  Albert Croft  |  Arthur A Fletcher  |  Thomas S. Fletcher  |  William Gee  |  Charles J. Gray  |  Horace Gray  |  John W Huson  |  William H Huson  |  George W Ives  |  Harry E Judd  |  John Judd  |  Thomas Locking  |  Walter Middleton  |  Abel Pomfret  |  Charles Pratt  |  Harold E F Turner  |  Frederick G Ward  |  Henry West  |  William H West 

1939-1945

Ten men from Hertford Heath lost their lives in World War II and their names are also listed on a plaque in the Village Hall.

Noah Ansell  |  William G Craxford  |  Alfred G Dickenson  |  Robert L Frank  |  Ernest Griffin  |  John F Hawkins  |  Jim B Hornett  |  John P Hyatt  |  John F Law  |  Sydney J Rider

The War Memorial was last expertly cleaned by Independent Memorial Inspection in August 2020.

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