Amwell, Hertfordshire

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St John the Baptist, Great Amwell
Amwell is located in Hertfordshire
 Amwell shown within Hertfordshire
OS grid reference TL365125
District East Hertfordshire
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WARE
Postcode district SG12
Dialling code 01920
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

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Amwell (Great and Little), is a village in the county of Hertfordshire, England, located 1½ miles (S.E. by S.) from Ware, and about 20 miles north of London. Great Amwell is also the name of the civil parish within East Hertfordshire district.

The Anglican church is dedicated to St John the Baptist. The East India College was founded here in 1806, for the education of young men intended for the civil service of the East India Company in India. It is now a public school, Haileybury College.

The New River runs through the village.

On a hill above the church is an ancient mound, the remains of a fortification; and in Barrow field, on the road to Hertford, is a large tumulus.

Great Amwell has been the residence of some celebrated literary characters, among whom are:

Others buried in Amwell include:

Richard Warren (d 1628) a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620, who settled in Plymouth Colony and co-signed the Mayflower Compact, married on April 14, 1610 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Great Amwell, Elizabeth Walker, daughter of Augustine Walker. Richard and Elizabeth are the ancestors of two U.S. Presidents, Ulysses S. Grant and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

A hamlet called Amwell also exists a mile south west of Wheathampstead, also in Hertfordshire.


The village has no railway station, the nearest being Ware or St Margarets both of which are on the Hertford-London Liverpool Street line which passes through the parish. There are a few bus routes, these are Route 310 (Arriva) Hertford-Waltham Cross which operates every 30 minutes Monday to Friday Daytime and,[1] Route 311 (Arriva) Hertford-Waltham Cross which operates every 30 minutes Monday to Friday Daytime and,[2] Route 351 (Centrebus) Hertford-Bishops Stortford which operates every two hours Monday to Saturday Daytime and hourly Monday to Friday peak hours,[3] Route 524 (SM Coaches) Harlow-Hertford which operates hourly Monday to Saturday Daytime, Route 724 (Arriva Green Line Coaches) Harlow-Heathrow Airport which operates hourly Daily.


  1. "Arriva Bus Timetable". Route 310 Timetable. Arriva. Retrieved 2010-02-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Arriva Bus Timetable". Route 311 Timetable. Arriva. Retrieved 2010-02-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Intalink Bus Timetable". Route 351 Timetable. Intalink. Retrieved 2010-02-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Heath, Cyril The Book of Amwell Barracuda Books Limited, 1980 ISBN 0-86023-085-6
  • Doree, Stephen and Perman, David Amwell and Stanstead's Past in Pictures Publisher: The Rockingham Press 1997, ISBN 1-873468-57-1

See also

The Hundred Parishes

External links