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Properties and events in Berkhamsted 2019

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‘A Walk Back in Time’, guided tour of Berkhamsted’s historic centre

Berkhamsted Castle, Brownlow Road , Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire, HP4

Starting by the main gateway of the Castle, the oldest building, we shall make our way towards the High Street pointing out significant buildings…

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‘Behind the Scenes’ Tour of the Museum Store (fully booked)

The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd, The Museum Store, Clarence Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3YL

Have you ever held a 6,000 years old Neolithic axe-head, looked closely at samplers dating from 1880 or measured yourself up against the wheel of…

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A Walk into the Past: Berkhamsted Place, Successor to the Castle

The Bothy, Berkhamsted Place, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HQ

Berkhamsted Place was built by Sir Edward Carey, Keeper of the Queen's Jewels (Elizabeth I), using material from the castle. From the 18th century…

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Amersfort, a finen Arts and Craft house with garden designed by Ernest Willmott and planted by Gertr

Amersfort Hall, The Common, Potten End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2QF

This introductory talk and guided tour of the gardens gives visitors a rare opportunity to see Ernest Willmott's early 20th century design and…

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Ashlyns School former Foundling Hospital

Ashlyns School, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3AH

Ashlyns School was the former Foundling Hospital opened in 1935. It contains stained glass windows, a staircase and many monuments from the…

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Berkhamsted Castle Guided Tours

Berkhamsted Castle, White Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LJ

Berkhamsted Castle Trust is offering free guided tours of Berkhamsted Castle, a typical Norman motte and bailey castle, built originally as a…

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Berkhamsted Market,Hall Town Hall and room for the Mechanics IInstitute

196 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3BA

Berkhamsted's market dates back to Saxon times. This Victorian Gothic market house and town hall,. architect Edward Buckton Lamb was built in…

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Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery Project: Dead Space to Living Place

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

'To change perceptions of cemeteries as dead spaces, transforming ours into a vibrant and diverse contemporary garden of commemoration, a pivotal…

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BFI National Archives Open Day

B F I National Archive, Kingshill Way, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3TP

Following the success of previous years, the BFI National Archive opens the doors to the John Paul Getty Jnr Conservation Centre for another year,…

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Bookworm Tour of Rectory Lane Cemetery’s Literati

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

Berkhamsted is a literary town now and in the past. Victorian publisher William Longman will share his life of letters and lead you on a tour of…

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Historical Tour and Tea with the Countess of Bridgewater

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

If it had not been for her generosity, we would not have Rectory Lane Cemetery, the detached churchyard to St Peter's at all. The churchyard…

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Memorial Symbolism: Understanding their cultural significance at Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

This tour will explore memorials in the Cemetery which represent one of its most extraordinary features – despite being a formal, apparently…

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Post a Letter a tour of Berkhamsted’s Postal Heritage

Berkhamsted Station , Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire, HP4

As letter writing has lessened , post offices have closed , letter boxes of diffreent ages still remain. This tour studying the ages and types of…

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Remarkable Women of Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

Elaine Mercer, Rectory Lane Cemetery's Communications Officer is inspired by the lives of some of the women buried here. Join her tour to hear…

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Repton’s Ashridge, a guided tour of the gardens designed by Humphry Repton at Ashridge

Ashridge Business School, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

This event was put on last year to commemorate the bi-centenary of Repton's death. The tours were over subscribed. There will be a short…

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St Mary’s Church, Northchurch, small exhibition and guided tour

High Street, Northchurch , Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

The oldest part of the church is probably Saxon, but in the 13th century the present chancel and transepts were built to form a more elaborate…

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St Peter’s Church and the Court House

High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

St Peter's Church was consecrated in 1222, probably the second largest church in the county, reflecting the importance of the wool trade at the…

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Stone Memorial Restoration: Tour and Demonstration at Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

Will Yendell gave up his thriving job as an electrician to follow his passion for heritage stonemasonry. He worked alongside Messenger…

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The Battle of Berkhamsted Common- the Power of the People. How the Common was saved from Enclosure

Car Park Berkhamsted Common, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

From the 17th century onwards the people fought to protect the rights from the enclosures of their landlords. This came to a head with the…

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The Lost Wharves of Berkhamsted. A guided tour discovering the flourishing industries of yesteryear.

Old Mill House Hotel, London Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2NB

Nothing much remains of the many wharves where grain , sheep dip, coal, timber and even boats were once .unloaded and launched. Commentaries will…

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The Old Hall & Chapel, Berkhamsted School

Castle Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BB

The Old Hall is the original school house of Berkhamsted School, founded 1541 by Dean Incent The chapel is late 19th century, modelled on the…

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