Harpenden, Hertfordshire

St. Nicholas' Church, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

St. Nicholas’ Church is the oldest in Harpenden and began life as a Chapel of Ease to Wheathampstead Church around 1217. It was rebuilt to a larger scale and with the addition of a tower in 1470. Much of the church building was subsequently demolished during a further enlargement of 1861.

Harpenden remained locked to the parish of Wheathampstead until 1859, only a few years later the church was enlarged greatly. Today Harpenden is a larger town than Wheathampstead and the church is also on a greater scale. It sits rather hidden off the High Street and together with the nearby Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes forms a little clump of interest at the opposite end of the town from Harpenden’s famous green spaces.

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