Little Berkhamsted Church, Hertfordshire

The exact date for the founding of a church here is unclear, it may be Saxon or Norman in foundation. In 1225 the church was being described as “the old church”, so something clearly existed by that point.

This church of 1225 forms the core of the little church we have today. The wooden bell tower, unusual in Hertfordshire, was added in the 13th Century and at least one of the bells dates to that period, the others being 17th and 18th century.

The church was enlarged in 1831 and in 1857 the outside was entirely clad in Kentish ragstone. In 1897 the interior was completed remade and the south porch added. In 1962 further work was undertaken including the re-hanging of the 17th Century doors at the south end of the church. One of these doors bears a hole said to have been made by a Civil War period bullet.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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