This is the Ashwell Village Museum website wherin you will find all manner of wondrous curiosities relating to the village of Ashwell, Hertfordshire, UK. With your help it will cover the otherwise untold history of the village. From goddesses to genealogy, from birds to breweries the whole of human life is here. 

Introit:  Lord, by whose breath - HowellsHymns:  New A&M  284  290  744i  226Psalm:  129Canticles:  Service in F - Dyson1st Reading:  Ezra 1; Olive Holmes2nd Reading:  John 7.14-36; Hilary MackenzieIntercessions:  Rev. Robert EvensAnthem:  Thou visitst the earth - GreeneCW: Sarah

The parish church, dedicated to St Mary, dates almost entirely from the 14th century and is renowned for its ornate church tower which stands at 176 feet (54 m), and is crowned by an octagonal lantern with a leaded 'spike'. The church also contains some medieval graffiti carved on its walls which highlights the plight of survivors of the bubonic plague pandemic known as the Black Death.

The village has a wealth of architecture spanning several centuries. There was also a great fire of Ashwell on Saturday 2 February 1850, fortunately resulting in no fatalities.[5]

For a lot of minor illnesses and ailments it isn’t necessary to visit the surgery.  If you click on the link below you can determine the quickest and easiest way to manage your illness.  This way patients who genuinely need to see a Dr have access to an appointment. 

We are the United Benefice of St Mary's Ashwell, St Nicholas Hinxworth and St Vincent's Newnham. Please click on the names of the other benefice churches if you like to know more details of them.

We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

For another view of Ashwell history the entire catalogue of the museum is available at

Ashwell has several successful sports teams from under-12s to veterans. The adult first football team have won several trophies and are currently in the Hall's of Cambridge Sunday league premier division. The cricket team won the Cambridgeshire Junior Cup in 2003 and currently play in Division 1 of the Cambridgeshire league. There are many other clubs and societies catering for all interests. Ashwell have a junior soccer side called the Academicals, which are from age 5 to 18.

St. Mary's Ashwell is a bustling village church which is at the heart of the community. It's tower dominates the whole of the village and the surrounding countryside and is the iconic center of the village. We have a long standing choral tradition and a music festival that has been running for over fifty years. Feel free to browse these pages and if there is anything you can't find don't hesitate to contact us.

The Buckinghamshire family of Nernewt (Nernuyt) held land here in the 14th century, which was originally part of the Abbot of Westminster's manor. This land became the manor of Westbury Nernewtes.[1][2][3][4]

The village is a "green oasis" with many trees and this contrasts with the surrounding landscape dominated by intense agricultural production, principally of wheat, with rather limited aesthetic or biodiversity interest.

If you are a wheelchair user or require the Hearing Loop System, please tell the receptionist when booking your appointment. 

Welcome to the homepage of St Mary's church in the village of Ashwell Hertfordshire England. Here you will find out more about our church building, what has happened recently, and what events are planned for the future.

Since 1850 the village has been served by Ashwell and Morden railway station which is about a mile and half from the centre of the village in the hamlet of Odsey in Cambridgeshire.

Ashwell Medical Centre’s online services such as booking and cancelling appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions are now available to use. Ask at reception for details.

To the southwest of the village is Arbury Banks, the remains of an Iron Age hill fort which have been largely removed by agricultural activity.

Welcome to our school website. Ashwell Primary School is a nurturing school where the children are at the heart of everything we do. Set in the idyllic village of Ashwell we work closely in partnership with the other local schools, nurseries and playgroups.

It is easy to add your own words and pictures to the site, and ask questions about Ashwell. Everything is checked before publication. To contribute, you first need to register your own username and password.

Hymns:  New A&M  282  285  289  340ii  283Anthem: Thou visitest the earth - GreeneJunior Anthem: O lovely peace - Handel Reading: Philippians 4.4-9 Elizabeth ColdstreamPsalm: 65Gospel:John 6.25-35Intercessions: Margaret GilliamChurchwarden: GayeOffertory: David & Beth RichardsCoffee: Beth & David RichardsChalice: Sue & MarkSound: John Gearing

Ashwell is a village and civil parish situated about four miles north of Baldock in Hertfordshire.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.