Walkern Gallery - A country art gallery and the studio of artist Stephen Lowe

Granary Cottage, 56 High Street, Walkern, Hertfordshire SG2 7PG - 01438 860363

Walkern Gallery

In and Around Walkern

Why not make your visit to Walkern Gallery part of a memorable day out to this picturesque part of Hertfordshire?

Walkern is located on the River Beane about two miles from Stevenage, and is noted as the home of Jane Wenham, who, in 1712, was the last woman in England to be convicted of witchcraft. Jane did however receive a Royal Pardon, along with a pension, and went on to live to a good old age. Talking of witchcraft, legend has it that the site for Walkern was chosen by the Devil himself, who nightly moved building materials intended for a church from nearby Boxbury. The Devil's cries of "Walk on, walk on!" are reputed to be the basis of the village's name.

There is plenty to see and do locally.

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Walkern & Magna Carta

Start of the Magan Carta Pagent at Walken by Roy Wareham

 June 2015 was the 800th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede, when the whole country celebrated the “Foundation of Liberty”.

Walkern is one of only 22 centres in England, and the only one in Hertfordshire, that has a direct connection to one of the Barons elected to ensure that King John adhered to the Rule of Law as set down in Magna Carta. Walkern’s Baron was William de Lanvalei, whose fine effigy lies in St Mary’s Church.

The 800th Anniversary provides the village with a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore life in medieval times

More details on the history of Walkern & Magna Carta can be found HERE on the Walkern History Society website.

St Mary's Church, Walkern

St Mary's Church, Walkern

The Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin is reckoned to be the oldest church in Hertfordshire with a Saxon wall dating back to circa 950 to 1000 A.D.

More details on the history of Walkern can be found HERE on the Walkern History Society website.

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery

Those of you who appreciate fine, hand crafted jewellery will definitely enjoy a visit to the Halls Green shop, studio and workshop of Harriet Kelsall at nearby Weston.

More details HERE on Harriet's website

Jolie

Jolie

Jolie stocks an eclectic mix of home furnishings, vintage furniture, and quality knitting yarn.

They also run a ‘knit and chat’ every Tuesday and Thursday morning and also creative workshops specialising in knitting and crochet for beginners or intermediate levels. The shop is a haven for beautiful, stylish homeware and individual gifts.

More details HERE on their website

Brewery Tea Rooms

Brewery Tea Rooms

You will always find a warm welcome and a magical atmosphere at Brewery Tea Rooms. Offering you the finest loose leaf teas served in vintage china teacups or freshly ground coffee as well as a wonderful selection of freshly home-baked cakes. There’s also a range of freshly prepared light lunches with a different menu each day. All dishes are made to order using the finest ingredients and local produce.

Nestled at the back of Brewery Tea Rooms is the gift shop, with hand painted furniture, twinkly jewellery, kitchenalia, and a whole lot more.

More details HERE on their website

Beaubelles

Located at 64 High Street, Beaubelles hair and beauty salon can be contacted on 01438 86178