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Nettleden
Nettleden
is a village in Hertfordshire, England. It is in the Chiltern Hills, about four miles north-west of Hemel Hempstead, near Little Gaddesden, Great Gaddesden
Great Gaddesden
and Frithsden. Nettleden
Nettleden
with Potten End is a civil parish in Dacorum
Dacorum
District. The village name of Nettleden
Nettleden
is Anglo-Saxon in origin and means 'valley where nettles grow'. In manorial records of the late twelfth century the village was recorded as Neteleydene. Anciently the village was a hamlet in the parish of Pitstone
Pitstone
in Buckinghamshire, though the boundary of the hamlet was surrounded by the county of Hertfordshire. Nettleden
Nettleden
was transferred from Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
to Hertfordshire, and made a parish in its own right, in 1895. The church, St Lawrence, was first mentioned in 1285 when it became a part of the endowment of Ashridge
Ashridge
Monastery. The church, except for the tower, was largely rebuilt in brick by John, Earl of Bridgewater, in 1811. Until 1895 it was a chapelry of Pitstone. When Nettleden
Nettleden
became a parish, the hamlet of St Margaret's, formerly belonging to Ivinghoe
Ivinghoe
in Buckinghamshire, was connected to Nettleden. At this place Henry de Blois bishop of Winchester founded the nunnery St Margaret's de Bosco. After the Dissolution in 1539, St Margaret's came into private hands. During the Second World War the St Margaret's Camp was a London County Council Senior Boys School for evacuees – boys from London. The school closed one week after the end of the war in Europe when all the boys were returned to their homes in London. Since 1984 it has been the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. Today the village sits in a very attractive location, on the periphery of Ashridge. From Nettleden
Nettleden
to Frithsden goes the Roman Lane or Spooky Lane, named after the ghost of an Ashridge
Ashridge
monk. In the early 19th century the lane was dug deep in the hill with high revetted walls on both sides and a bridge was built over the lane, in order that people using the driveway leading to Ashridge
Ashridge
did not meet the villagers. Another feature of Nettleden
Nettleden
is the steep Pipers Hill east of the village. References[edit]

^ "Civil Parish
Parish
population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 

William Page, ed. (1908). "Parishes: Nettleden". A History of the County of Hertford: volume 2. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 27 July 2011.  External links[edit]

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