The rural Parish of Watton-at-Stone comprises an area of approximately 3500 acres and nestles in the rolling countryside of the River Beane Valley in Hertfordshire approximately halfway between Hertford (our county town) and the larger town of Stevenage.
The boundary of our Parish extends well beyond the village of Watton-at-Stone itself and also encompasses the hamlet of Whempstead. In the main, the rest of the Parish is home to a number of working farms and large areas of associated farmland.
- Watton-at-Stone is built around the High Street in which there are well-established residential buildings together with a Post Office, 2 pubs and a mixture of other small retail-businesses.
- Whempstead, on the other hand is very small, built around crossroads, and comprises a number of mixed residential properties and farms.
As you can see from the various parts of this site, parishioners have the opportunity to take advantage of a wide range of sporting, recreational and social activities together with excellent services associated with healthcare and education.
Parishioners are also fortunate in that they can continue to enjoy a peaceful rural life-style whilst at the same time having easy access, via Watton-at-Stone railway station, to a rail link to the heart of London in one direction and main-line services to the North in the other. Equally convenient, is the ability to quickly connect to 4 nearby towns and access the A1 (M) and A10 trunk roads.