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Coordinates: 51°57′25″N 0°10′04″W / 51.95692, -0.16777
Weston
Weston Cottages
Cottages in Weston



Hertfordshire outline map with UK
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Weston

Red pog.svg Weston shown within Hertfordshire
OS grid reference TL260303
District North Hertfordshire
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HITCHIN
Postcode district SG4
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North East Hertfordshire
List of places: UK • England • Hertfordshire


Weston is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England.

It is located between Stevenage, Letchworth and Baldock. just east of the A1(M) junction 9. The Baldock bypass (2005) passes through the Weston Hills between Weston and Baldock in a cut-and-cover tunnel. The 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'LegsEdit

The legend of Jack o'Legs connected to the village of Weston, and explained on a signpost in the village green. The legend is that a Jack o'Legs was 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. In the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Weston,[1] there is a grave for Jack o'Legs, which is unusually long, possibly placed there to fuel belief in the legend.[2]

WindmillEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.achurchnearyou.com/venue-7924/
  2. ^ "The Giant Jack O'Legs". http://myths.e2bn.net/mythsandlegends/origins37-the-giant-jack-olegs.html. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 

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