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Wheathampstead has an amazing history.  Sometimes referred to as “The First Capital”, our timeline stretches back 10,000 years. You can explore our fascinating village heritage through this website or by taking one of our popular Heritage Trails. Our history includes many fascinating stories including a Celtic chieftain fighting off Roman invaders, a lady highwayman and a polar explorer from Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. The heritage is well worth exploring as it helps bring history to life.

Heritage Trails

Heritage Trails

There are six Countryside Walks and one Village Centre trail taking you to numerous heritage sites in the parish of Wheathampstead. Click here

Virtual Museum

Heritage Trails

Explore the heritage information database. Click here

King Cassi

King Cassi

King Cassi has his own page to tell you more about the heritage in a fun and interesting way.  Click here

Latest News

History Society Talks

The next talk at the History Society is on 17 February. To see the complete programme, click here.

Posted: 3 Feb. 2016

Crinckle-cranckle walled garden

There is a working group looking at enhancing the crinkle-crankle walled garden. Please email info@wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk and tell us what you would like to see in there.

Posted: 3 Feb. 2016

Sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund Wheathampstead Parish Council Wheathampstead and District Preservation Society St Albans and District Strategic Partnership Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation
Wheathampstead for Enterprising Business (WEB) St Albans City and District Council  Hertfordshire County Council