Bengeo, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo, Hertford, Hertfordshire

The ancient town of Hertford began to expand rapidly with the arrival of the railways in the 19th Century. The formerly separate village of Bengeo began to be swallowed up by the town and the population of the village exploded. The tiny and ancient Church of St. Leonard could no longer cope with the needs of the parish and so a new church was built.

This was on the corner of Bengeo Street and New Road in the heart of the expanded part of the village on land which cost £4,700 – a princely sum in the early 1850s. The Church, a typically Gothic style construction, was completed in 1855 and the fittings of St. Leonard’s were moved here.

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