Wheathampstead Heritage: Virtual Museum Exhibit

Bride Hall
Grade II*
Architecture
17th Century
Bride Hall

Main Description: Click to expand/contract

The earliest documented reference to the Bride Hall estate is dated 1150 when Thurfleda gifted it to the Abbey of St Albans. At the dissolution of the monasteries in 1541, the estate was bought by Ralph Rowlatt, one of whose descendants was Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Garrard family, who also owned the Lamer estate, bought the Bride Hall estate in 1606. The Hall was substantially rebuilt in 1617 and much of the existing building dates from that time. It was owned by the Garrard family until 1928.

During the Second World War, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) commandeered the Hall as a secret centre, Station VI, for testing weapons for use by the French Resistance, such as the Welgun , the Welrod, and the Welbike, a collapsible motor-cycle.

In 1978, the Hall and remaining estate was bought by Daniel Desmond (only the third resident owner of the Hall in 850 years), who has undertaken a massive restoration programme of the Hall and gardens.

For more information about Bride Hall, follow this link to the English Heritage website:

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-163922-bride-hall-wheathampstead-hertfordshire

See also The Story of Bride Hall by Marion Hill (Phillimore 2006).

In-depth Description: Click to expand/contract

 

 

Additional Files: Click to expand/contract

There are currently no additional files associated with this site

Bride, Hall, SOE,

Hall: Cherry Trees Restaurant  Marshalls Heath  Rose Lane  Turners Hall Farm  

: Ayot Green station  Ayot Greenway  Ayot St Lawrence  Beech Hyde Farm  Brass Ewer  Bridleway   Bridleway Ayot St Lawrence  Brocket Arms  Brocket Hall  Bury Farm  Bury Farm Cottages  Cassivellaunus  Castle Farm  Castle Rise  Chalk Dell  Cherry Tree Lane  Cherry Trees Restaurant  Coleman Green Holloway  Coleman Green Lane  Collins Corner  Cromer Hyde  Cromer Hyde Lane, No. 12  Cromer Hyde Lane, No. 14  Cromer Hyde Lane, Nos. 16-18  Cromwell Piggeries  Crooked Chimney PH  Cross Keys PH  Dell, The  Devil’s Dyke  Dolphins  Elephant and Castle  Field boundaries  Flint Bridge  Folly, The  Footpath to Ayot St Lawrence  Four Limes  George Upton Robins  Hill House  John Bunyan PH  John Bunyan’s Chimney  Lamer estate  Lamer House  Lamer Lane  Lamer Wood  Laurels, The  Lea Valley Walk  Leasey Bridge  Leasey Bridge Lane  Level Crossing and Cottage  Local Nature Reserve  Lord Cavan  Mackerye End  Marford Cottage  Marford Road  Marford Road, No. 133  Marshalls Heath  Melissa Field  Mid Herts Golf Club  Necton Road  Nomansland Common  Nomansland Common Puddingstone  Nomansland Farmhouse  Old Beech Hyde  River Lea  Robinson’s Wood  Roman road north  Rose Lane  Sarah Jennings  Shaw’s Corner  Sheepcote Lane  Slad, The  Sparrowhall Bridge  St Lawrence Church  St Lawrence Church (ruined)  St Peter’s Church  Stocking Springs  The Bull Inn  The Forge  The Hill  The Hill, Nos. 76A & 76B  The Meads  The Mill  The Old Church School  The Two Brewers  The Waggoners’ Pub/Restaurant  The White Cottage  Tin Pot, The  Town Farm  Turners Hall Farm  Upper Cromer Hyde Farmhouse  Walnut Tree, The  Waterend House  West End Farm  Wheathampstead House  Wheathampstead Place  Wheathampstead Station  Wicked Lady PH, The  Wright’s Nurseries  

Show Map   Hide Map



Date Created: 09/03/2013 11:20:26, by: Patrick   Date last edited: 25/02/2014 16:48:29, by: patrick

Close Window