Christmas/New Year opening times 

The Parish Council office will close on Friday 21 December at 12.30pm and re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 9.30am. 


Landscaping the Crinkle-Crankle Community Garden

Work began on the garden (next to King Edward Place/Rectory Meadow) on Monday 10 December 2018. For more information, click here.


The village and civil parish of Wheathampstead is located in the City and District of St Albans and is situated four miles north of St Albans on the River Lea in the middle of Hertfordshire beween the A1 and M1.

Wheathampstead has a population of 6,410 (2011 Census) and comprises the village itself, Waterend, Gustard Wood to the north, Marshalls Heath, Bower Heath and Leasy Bridge to the west, and Amwell to the south and covers an area of approximately 26 sq km (10 sq miles).

We have two primary schools, Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery, and St Helen's Church of England Primary School. Our other schools are Aldwickbury School for Boys and St Albans High School for Girls. Our amenities include play areas and football fields (including an all weather pitch), numerous open spaces including the Meads and River Lea, a library, GP surgery, dentists, rural police office, fire station, community halls (Hilldyke Community Centre, The Memorial Hall, and Mead Hall), Post Office, and a selection of pubs, restaurants and businesses. Select from the menus on this page to find out about our open spaces, play areas, sports facilities and rooms for hire.

Places of worship include St Helens (Wheathampstead) and St Peters (Gustard Wood) Church of England, St Thomas More Catholic Church, and the Wheathampstead United Church (currently closed).

Wheathampstead prides itself for its strong community spirit with a wide range of clubs and organisations meeting regularly to support the village. Every year on the second weekend of July many of these groups set up a stall on the Marford Playing Fields for our annual Village Day - part of our Village Weekend festivities run over two days featuring stalls, arena entertainment, live music, picnicing by the river, a parade, and talent competition.

Wheathampstead is reputed to have been the site of the battle at which Julius Caesar defeated the local tribe the Catuvellauni during his invasion of Britain in 54BC. For more information of the rich history of the Parish including our historical Grade I and Grade II listed buildings please click here.

News and Events

Latest News

Are you comfortable talking about death?

Submitted on 19 December 2018 by Ellie Metherell

Making Wheathampstead a death friendly community  View Full Story >>

WW1 Centenary memorial oak benches in Rectory Meadow

Submitted on 07 November 2018 by Ellie Metherell

A few years ago, a 100 year old oak tree was felled in Rectory Meadow, as it was rotten and too close to the houses nearby. Rather than see the oak...

UK Power Networks - planned electricity works

Submitted on 17 October 2018 by Ellie Metherell

UK Power Networks will be installing new electricity cables along Marford Road, Conquerors Hill, Necton Road, Casears Roas and Offas Way. The project began y...

Lea Bank Energy Park - WPC response

Submitted on 04 September 2018 by Ellie Metherell

Wheathampstead Parish Council is monitoring the development of this project. Our response to the Scoping Report can be found by clicking View Full Story >>

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