Ardeley

Ardeley
Village Green - Ardeley - geograph.org.uk - 214674.jpg
The Village Green
Ardeley is located in Hertfordshire
Ardeley
Ardeley
Location within Hertfordshire
Civil parish
  • Ardeley
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStevenage
Postcode districtSG2
PoliceHertfordshire
FireHertfordshire
AmbulanceEast of England
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Hertfordshire
51°55′40″N 0°05′50″W / 51.92778°N 0.09722°W / 51.92778; -0.09722

Ardeley is a small village and civil parish in East Hertfordshire, England. The parish includes the hamlet of Cromer, as well as Wood End and Moor Green.[1]

Ardeley is located 5 miles (8 km) east of Stevenage.[2]

Description

Ardeley village has a number of thatched cottages beside the green, a thatched village hall, a vicarage built in the 18th century and a CSA farm (Church Farm). It also has a children's play area near the school, at the end of school lane, five housing association/ex-council houses in "The Crescent", opposite the school and a number of church-let cottages. The international cleaning company, Hughes Gardner, are now based in the manor house.[3] Other buildings of interest include

  • Church of Saint Lawrence (Church of England)
St Lawrence Church

The Grade I listed church dates from around the 13th century.[4]

  • Pub

The Grade II listed pub "The Jolly Waggoner"

  • School

The primary school, Ardeley St. Lawrence JMI, founded in 1835, is a Church of England state funded school.

Events

Ardeley has an annual fete from which profits go to the parish.

People

The Chauncy family lived at Ardeley Bury, the manor house of the village.

References

  1. ^ http://ardeleypc.co.uk/
  2. ^ AA Book of British Villages. Drive Publications Limited. 1980. p. 25. ISBN 9780340254875.
  3. ^ "Hughes Gardner Contract Cleaning and Support Services Limited".
  4. ^ "St Lawrence".

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Coordinates: 51°55′40″N 0°05′50″W / 51.92778°N 0.09722°W / 51.92778; -0.09722