Heritage Walk No.1 The Common
Start at the Parish Centre (marked above as as a star). Click on the photos to obtain more information as you progress through the walk
You will see the War Memorial across the road.
Walk along "The Common" road with the Common to your right. The next building on you left is the Old Boys' School, now a children's nursery.
Keep walking past the Dairy Farm and the Museum on your left.
You will then arrive at the Cricketers Pub.
After the Cricketers, veer left into East Common.
At this point, look across the road to the Original Village School, now offices.
Resume your walk along East Common.
The following houses were once known as "The Dirt Houses".
Continue your walk along East Common.
When you reach the end of East Common, cross the road and turn right. You are now walking on Chequer Lane alongside the River Red (hence the name Redbourn meaning reed river) in an area once known as the Moor.
At the end of Chequer Lane, cross the Hemel Hempstead Road on to Flamsteadbury Lane. The large house at the crossroads was once a pub called the Jolly Gardeners.
Walk past the Jolly Gardeners on your left along Flamsteadbury Lane. You are now in the area known as West Common. Many old houses in this area were condemned and demolished but three remain and can be seen to your left.
At the road junction you will see Mansdale Cottages ahead of you as you turn right into North Common.
Continue your walk along North Common
At the crossroads, cross over Lybury Lane. Walk a short way up Lybury Lane and look at Heath Lodge Cottage on the right returning to the crossroads afterwards.
On the corner of the crossroads you can see Heath Farmhouse.
Resume your walk along North Common and observe the cottages on your left.
Bungalows on the left at the junction with Lords Meadow occupy the site of the long demolished Snatchup Cottages.
Cross over Lords Meadow and continue along North Common.
At the end of North Common you will see Cumberland House in front of you.
Cross over "The Common" road, turn right and walk towards the War Memorial. As you walk, look out for the following buildings.
You are now opposite the Parish Centre and have completed the walk.