Whitwell is a pretty village in Hertfordshire, found about six miles south of Hitchin. The village is on a tableland, a spur of the Chilterns, putting Whitwell about 400 feet above sea level. The soil is mostly clay with flints. The source of the River Mimram is close by and its young stream runs by the village.
The village contains a number of early brick and half-timbered houses, several of which are of the 18th century. Local attractions include Waterhall Farm (an open farm and craft centre), and two country pubs, The Bull Inn and The Maidens Head. With the River Mimram running north-west to south-east through Whitwell, the village has long been noted for the cultivation of prime watercress.
Roman coins have been found in Whitwell.
- Football: Whitwell AFC is the village football club, established in 1908
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