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St Johns Church, Lemsford Village

The church was erected over 150 years ago as a memorial to George Augustus, the sixth Earl Cowper, who died before he could realise his publicly declared intention to build a church at Lemsford for the benefit of his tenants. His widow and children ensured that his wish was fulfilled, and the church, designed by David Brandon, was built and dedicated in 1859. In 1858 Queen in Council approves the Ecclesiastical Commission's request to create the new Parish of Lemsford out of the Parish of Bishop's Hatfield, diocese of Rochester, on the 3rd February.1859 Consecration of St. John's, Lemsford by Lord Aukland, Bishop of Bath & Wells on the 27th May.....Read More

The Lemsford Local History Group, formed in 2001, is interested in all aspects of the history and the people of this area - both ancient and modern. We welcome correspondence from anyone who shares this interest. Read more about St Johns Church Lemsford.

Andy Chapman LLHG

The tower, complete with perforated quatrefoil parapet and corner-mounted dragon gargoyles, remains to this day a prominent landmark in the surrounding countryside. There was no clock until 1876 when the original timepiece was installed by Messrs. Gillet & Bland to the west and south elevations of the tower. The clock is now, of course, electrically powered. 1977 the Bells are installed. Peal of six bells dedicated by By Rt. Rev. Bishop of St. Albans, Robert Runcie on December 18th the bells were the inspiration of geoff Dodds and a group of volunteers. This original feature houses a very steep and narrow spiral staircase that is certainly not for the faint-hearted!.

Welcome to Lemsford Local History Groups Gallery. To view the image of your choice scroll the small images and click on the one you want to view. When the banner image appears click on this to view the full size image. Please remember all photographs and material used on this site MAY NOT be copied, in whole or in part, or be duplicated to another computer, transmitted, published, reproduced, printed, hotlinked, etc. without permission of the Lemsford Local History Group via email to

Andy Chapman , Designer of LLHG website

Below is a table listing the above images by name, location, date and if known who donated the image. Table order matches order images are scrolled above, or to see image click on date. If you have any images you want to share with the group contact us via email to

Title of Image above Location of Image Date Donator of Image
St Johns Church Lemsford Village 1930 Brian Lawrance
St Johns Church Lemsford Village Unknown Unknown
St Johns Church Lemsford Village Unknown Jean Dance
St Johns Church Lemsford Village 2003 Ginny Butler
St Johns Church Lemsford Village 1930s Unknown
St Johns Church Brocket Tomb Unknown Unknown