The civil parish includes: St. Mary’s Church North Mymms: The 13th C Grade II* listed parish church of St Mary's stands in the park of North Mymms; in addition to the church there are 5 listed buildings or monuments in or nearby. It is the burial place of the Coningsby’s who built North Mymms house also there is a monument to Robert Knolles of North Mymms Place, dated 1458, and a large monument to Lord Somers, Baron Evesham, and Lord Chancellor in the time of William III,North Mymms Place: The Jacobean house of 1599 belonged to the Coningsby family. During the ownership of Thomas Coningsby, a Royalist leader in Hertfordshire, the house was plundered by the Parliamentarians. The house has over the years had many owners and is famous for its collection of tapestries, panelling and fittings. An early 17th-century painted frieze of the "Nine Worthies" was rediscovered in the 20th century.
North Mymms Crest
The Parish Council uses the logo shown above. The design represents local features.
The top left hand quarter is the balloon of Vincenzo Lunardi who flew from the Artillery Grounds, Moorfields, London to Colliers End on 16 Sept. 1784. During this flight his balloon landed at what is known as Balloon Corner, being at the junction of Dellsome Lane and Parsonage Lane, Welham Green. His cat had become air-sick and was left with a local woman while he continued his flight. For more detail visit www.brookmans.com and search against Lunardi.
The top right hand quarter is a stag or hart representing Hertfordshire.
The bottom left hand quarter is Folly Arch, Hawkshead Road, Little Heath. It was built in 1740 to a design attributed to James Gibbs as a feature of the Gobions Estate. Click here for a picture of Folly Arch. For more detail visit www.brookmans.com and search against Folly Arch.
The bottom right hand quarter is the parish church of St Mary’s at North Mymms Park. The original church had a spire but this was removed in the 1900s. Click here for a picture taken about 1905 of the church showing the spire.
In the bottom section, the green triangle represents the Triangulation Point used by surveyors for accurate positioning.
The trees represent Gobions Wood, Brookmans Park. The wavy lines represent water. This could be a reference to the Three Valleys Water Co which has a pumping station on Warrengate Road, North Mymms, or maybe the lake at Gobions?.
The Parish Council is pleased to support the Welham Green Community Book Swap which is held on the first Saturday of each month and every Wednesday from 9:30-12:30pm at the North Mymms memorial hall. Bring a book, swap book, partake in some refreshments or just relax and enjoy the company! In addition they offer a chidren’s story time every 4th Wednesday.
At our January 2016 meeting, we awarded grants to the following local organistaions and charities.
North Mymms Royal British Legion (£50)
St Mary’s Church (£1100)
Community Bookswap Scheme (£300)
Welham Green Residents Association (£200)
North Mymms Youth Project (£600)
Rotary Club of Brookmans Park (£350)
North Mymms Youth and Community Centre (£800)
Herts Air Ambulance (£250)
North Mymms Scout Group (£340)
Isobel Hospice (£500)
Little Heath Parish Hall (£300)
Hatfield Town Football Club (£100).
The Parish Charity was set up hundreds of years ago to assist those in poverty and gave food originally – a gift of bread was given to widows. This is now updated and it gives money instead to widows or widowers who qualify. The work of the Parish Charity therefore continues.
It seeks to help people who are in some financial difficulty. This is on the basis of regular donations and additionally small Easter gifts. Widows and widowers in need of assistance should be put forward to the Trustees. The Charity is actively seeking people to give support to, or indeed, any person who knows of Widows and Widowers who are in need and living in the parish.
This is of course in total confidence and recipients are not publically revealed. Please contact the Clerk, Mr John Potter, via the council office for further information..
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