Kings Langley

 

Church Lane

All Saints church. Mainly 15th century although the chancel walls are 13th. the embattled tower with a spike and a stair turret to the belfry is also 15th.  There is a 13th century piscina in the chancel.  There is a carved early 17th century pulpit with two crowing cocks on it - to signify the cock crowing to St-Peter. the reredos, crammed with figures, was put up over the altar in 1878.  Monuments: decorated tomb of Edmund Langley,  who was born here and whose body was moved from the Friary when it was suppressed. He was the 5th son of Edward III and became the first Duke of York: the tomb is surrounded with alabaster heraldry.

also buried in the Friary was the murdered Richard II, although he was removed in 1413 to Westminster Abbey. Piers Gaveston was also buried in the town with the Abbot of St.Albans officiating, which pleased the king and got the abbey lots of favours..  Gaveston had been executed at Scarborough.

Rose and Crown.  The pub name symbolises the union of York and Lancaster in the marriage of Henry VI  and Elizabeth of York.

Hempstead Road

Methodist Church . 1935-

King's Langley

a large village in the Gade valley, with an interesting history. The Royal Palace of Chiltern Langley was built by Henry III and it was a favourite residence of the Plantagenet sovereigns. Edward II endowed the Dominican Friary nearby. Some of the 14th-century arches are incorporated in the school, which stands on the site.. All that remains of the royal palace is a heap of rubble in a garden.

The Nap

Christ Church Baptist Church  1938       

Waterside

Baptist Church Strict 1835         

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