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Weston, Hertfordshire

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Population  1,054 (2011 Census)
Region  East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Saturday 1:46 PM
District  North Hertfordshire
UK parliament constituency  North East Hertfordshire
OS grid reference  TL260303
Country  England
Post town  HITCHIN
Shire county  Hertfordshire
Dialling code  01462
Weston, Hertfordshire
Weather  14°C, Wind SW at 19 km/h, 58% Humidity

Weston is a village and civil parish in the North Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire, England.

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Map of Weston, UK

It is located around 4 miles north of Stevenage, 2.5 miles south of Baldock and the same distance south-east of Letchworth, although it lies in the Hitchin post town. The A1(M) motorway passes to the west and the A505 Baldock bypass to the north, in a cut-and-cover tunnel that passes through the Weston Hills. These hills were made famous by the Robin Hood-style character Jack o'Legs, who was allegedly buried in the village's church graveyard.

The Legend Of Jack o'Legs

The legend of Jack o'Legs is connected to the village of Weston, and explained on a signpost in the village green. The legend is that a Jack o'Legs was an abnormally tall man who stole from shops in the nearby town of Baldock.

He took his lootings and hid them in a cave somewhere around Weston Hills. After he was captured and severely wounded by the shopkeepers of Baldock he shot an arrow from there 3 miles into the churchyard at Weston to show where he wished to be buried.

In the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Weston, there is a grave for Jack o'Legs, which is unusually long, possibly placed there to fuel belief in the legend.

Windmill

A traditional windmill survives in Weston, although it is in need of refurbishment.

References

Weston, Hertfordshire Wikipedia


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