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The Monks House - Berkhamstead, Herts.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 51° 45.720 W 000° 34.140
30U E 667761 N 5737363
Quick Description: A 16th Century House now a cafe and hotel.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/3/2009 2:55:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM7TVA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
Views: 1

Long Description:
Café Rouge occupies the sixteenth century 'Monks House'.
Until the first half of the twentieth century this area of the town was still orchards and watercress beds and renowned for the 'Lane Prince Albert' apple.
The 1950s post office and St John's Well Lane car park (near the site of the medieval leper hospital of St John, whose spring was believed to have healing qualities) now dominate this site. Scott Hastie advises that Lanes also grew vines which were exported to France and Germany. An interesting comparison with one vine-growing allotment enthusiast at Sunnyside in 2003 Berkhamsted in Autumn.

Scott Hastie [Historian] also advises that one "James Wood was raised at Marlin Chapel Farm in Northchurch, before coming to Berkhamsted to live with his family in Monks House."
Woods Garden Centre now occupies the site of the iron foundry he founded in 1826.
Blue Plaque managing agency: Berkhamstead Heritage Walk.

Individual Recognized: The Monks House

Physical Address:
High Street
Berkhamstead, Herts United Kingdom

Web Address: Not listed

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