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Lemsford Mill

The Mill – Lemsford Mill is probably one of four mills on the River Lea at Hatfield recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 and is known to have milled flour since the 12th century. By the 19th century the miller was a tenant of the Brocket Hall Estate when the Lords Melbourne and Palmerston, two of Queen Victoria’s Prime Ministers, were landlords. ......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

Albert Hill (1858-1940)

Born in Aylesbury in 1858, Albert Hill came to live at Lemsford Mill at the age of eighteen, combining the pursuits of miller and farmer for many years. He was a founder member of the Herts. Agricultural Society, upon its reconstitution in 1880, and held the office of Hon Secretary for its first two years. During this time he accomplished "a considerable amount of useful work" for the embryo Society and he was then elected as a member of the Society Committee in 1882.

While resident in Lemsford, Albert Hill participated in most of the activities of the village and was a churchwarden for some years. He retired when the Mill was taken over by the Sheriff family in 1907 and took up residence in Hatfield Road, St Albans, where he had a close association with the Abbey.

Albert Hill married Emma Mary White, a farmer's daughter, in 1885. He died in London on 8 May 1940, aged eighty two, following an operation and is buried in St Alban's Cemetery. .

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
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1900 Shirley Knapp
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1920 WGC Library
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1924 Martin Eagles
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1930 Brian Lawrence
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1930 Brian Lawrence
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1940 Jean Dance
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1960 Unknown
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1949 Jeremy Summers
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1952 Rosemarie MacKechnie
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village Unknown Margreat Pugh
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 1981 Unknown
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 2003 Ginny Butler
Lemsford Mill Lemsford Village 2003 Ginny Butler