Bovingdon & Apsley
Bovingdon & Apsley was the seventh Local Directory magazine to be launched in October 2014.
The village of Bovingdon is about three miles south-west of the town of Hemel Hempstead. Surrounded by Green Belt farmland, it was first mentioned in deeds from 1200 as “Bovyndon”. It is home to HMP The Mount and the disused Bovingdon airfield (a former RAF bomber station) to the north-west. The Chiltern Way footpath runs to the south-east of the village from the south-east to the northeast. Records from the village date back to the thirteenth century and show straw plaiting as an important industry.
Bovingdon’s best known landmark is the Ryder Memorial well-like structure, built in 1881 and located at the south eastern end of the village at the cross-roads of the High Street, Green Lane and Church Street. Bovingdon still has a vibrant village centre concentrated along the High Street with a number of shops and other services, as well as a few pubs and restaurants.
Apsley, a suburb of Hemel Hempstead, was a 19th century mill village and is now a historic industrial site. Its position at the confluence of two rivers – the Gade and the Bulbourne – made it ideal for the location of water mills serving local agriculture, and the famous Dickinson Paper Mill (now closed). It was the construction of the trunk canal (later to be called the Grand Union Canal) between London and the Midlands through the valley in 1798 that heralded Apsley’s industrial rise at the start of the 19th century. The canal provided an easy way of transporting the raw and manufactured products to and from the mills. The Frogmore Paper Mill is still a working paper mill and visitor centre located in some of the original mill buildings. It is the oldest surviving mechanical paper mill in the world and also serves as the site for the Apsley Paper Trail.
The Bovingdon & Apsley edition of Local Directory is distributed to homes in the HP3 and HP4 postal area which includes:
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