The church at Sacombe stands in one of the most isolated spots in Hertfordshire, a long way from anywhere else. It is in fact the smallest parish in the Diocese of St. Albans which covers the entirety of the counties of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
An early church, dating to at least the Domesday Book and dedicated to St. Mary, seems to have stood here, but of this there is no trace today.
The church of St. Catherine, which stands here today, is largely of 14th Century origin, although it has been very heavily rebuilt by the Victorians and now looks far too pristine to show any of its medieval origins.
The 2001 film Enigma was partially filmed here.
Although the church itself is unremarkable the position high up in a remote spot in Hertfordshire’s “empty middle” section.Photo - Andrew J. Müller
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