Buildings

Surviving amidst the expanding estates of 20th century mock-tudor and neo-classical housing and the ever-changing High Street, Harpenden has hidden treasures of timber-framed buildings from the late 15th century onwards, and some notable houses dating back to the 18th and early 19th centuries.  All have had to adapt to survive.  Others, of which we have photos in our archives, have disappeared.  We hope you will add information and photos of past and present buildings with historical associations.

Page link: 2 Southdown Road
2 Southdown Road
Possibly Harpenden's oldest house
Page link: 65 High Street, Harpenden
65 High Street, Harpenden
Wall-paintings imitating panelling, as seen in the 1970s
Page link: After 'Rosemary'
After 'Rosemary'
The many functions of 28 Milton Road
Page link: Akrill House - A Notable Building in Harpenden
Akrill House - A Notable Building in Harpenden
Links to Maple's Furniture and National Children's Home
Page link: An Old House In Cravells Road
An Old House In Cravells Road
Before and After - 1880s to 1980s
Page link: Auction of cottages on Leyton Road, behind the Silver Cup
Auction of cottages on Leyton Road, behind the Silver Cup
Recent donation of document dated 1877
Page link: Bennetts and its inhabitants
Bennetts and its inhabitants
Now home of the Royal British Legion
Page link: Bowers House
Bowers House
The house and its inhabitants from the 16th century
Page link: Coach Lane Cottage, 39 Leyton Road
Coach Lane Cottage, 39 Leyton Road
An analysis of the 16th and 17th century timber-framing
Page link: Coach Lane Cottage, 39 Leyton Road
Coach Lane Cottage, 39 Leyton Road
Formerly Gable End Farm, Old Gable End, The Gables
Page link: Discovery Day 2014 - Promotion of the Society
Discovery Day 2014 - Promotion of the Society
A sell-out for 'Harpenden Races': photos of Harpenden House Hotel
Page link: Edward J Dodgshun - 1851-1927
Edward J Dodgshun - 1851-1927
Architect of a 'House at Harpenden' - Field House in Townsend Road
Page link: Fire at the Red House - 27 August 1896
Fire at the Red House - 27 August 1896
St Albans Fire Brigade report form
Page link: Flowton Priory
Flowton Priory
A Tudor timber-framed house transplanted from Suffolk to Harpenden in the 1920s
Page link: From Kirkwick to Glen Eagle Manor Hotel
From Kirkwick to Glen Eagle Manor Hotel
The fate of another Victorian family home in Harpenden
Page link: Hammondsend
Hammondsend
A detailed architectural description and history of the Neale family from the 1560s to 1780s
Page link: Harpenden Hall
Harpenden Hall
Occupiers from the 16th century
Page link: Harpenden Lodge
Harpenden Lodge
The house and its inhabitants from 1800 - 1979
Page link: Harpenden's Oldest House?
Harpenden's Oldest House?
From Local History Society Newsletter No 1 1974
Page link: Harpenden's Post Office
Harpenden's Post Office
Expansion and contraction over more than 160 years
Page link: Jim Jarvis's photos of 'Jarvis houses' in the 1930s
Jim Jarvis's photos of 'Jarvis houses' in the 1930s
Glass negatives - some still to be identified
Page link: Pigeonwick, Fallows Green
Pigeonwick, Fallows Green
Home of Ellen Terry - 1869-1874
Page link: Rose Cottage,  High Street
Rose Cottage, High Street
From general drapers to dental surgery
Page link: Rothamsted Manor
Rothamsted Manor
Evolution of the house from the 16th to 20th centuries
Page link: St Helena's, 40 Luton Road
St Helena's, 40 Luton Road
Harpenden Memorial Nursing Centre to Welfare Clinic
Page link: The Dene
The Dene
15 Southdown Road
Page link: The Director's House
The Director's House
1 West Common, home to the first seven directors of Rothamsted Experimental Station
Page link: The Maple Convalescent Home
The Maple Convalescent Home
From "The Lady's Pictorial" June 12th 1897
Page link: The Red House, auctioned in 1904
The Red House, auctioned in 1904
The brochure which attracted Halley Stewart to buy
Page link: The Red House, Carlton Road
The Red House, Carlton Road
From 1892 to 2011
Page link: Tollgate Cottage - Tollgate Hotel
Tollgate Cottage - Tollgate Hotel
Who has lived at 69 High Street
Page link: Tollgate Hotel, 65 High Street, Harpenden
Tollgate Hotel, 65 High Street, Harpenden
Home of the Harpenden Directory today
Page link: Welcombe
Welcombe
Behind the fa├žade of Harpenden House Hotel, Southdown Road
Page link: Yew Tree Farm - Prezzo
Yew Tree Farm - Prezzo
15 Leyton Road