Harpenden Lane – The Watersplash
This photo is taken in about 1910, shows where Harpenden Lane crossed over the River Ver at a ford. In the background of the photo below the railway bridge on the line from Hemel to Harpenden can be clearly seen.
The ford in 1910
After the ford, Harpenden Lane continued under the railway and up the hill towards Harpenden. The road was originally called New Mills Lane.
Harpenden Lane today. No sign of the ford
The River Ver now passes under Harpenden Lane in a culvert
The original course of Harpenden lane looking towards Harpenden
The original course of Harpenden lane looking towards Redbourn. Now the footpath beside the modern road.