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Fairview, saved from development, preserved for its history

North Mymms Notes - No 15


Photograph of Fairview taken in August 2018 Image by North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Fairview, a Grade II listed building photographed in August 2018
Image by North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

In 1974 the owner of Fairview, a 140-year-old house on Welham Green's Station Road, wanted to demolish it and build two semis and two detached houses with garages. But North Mymms Parish Council took out a preservation order, the Department of the Environment agreed, and Fairview was saved. Now it is one of 10 Grade II listed buildings in the village protected from development.

Fairview, a Grade II listed building photographed in August 2018 Image by North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Fairview, a Grade II listed building photographed in August 2018
Image by North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Cutting from the Welwyn Times and Hatfield Advertiser, March 21, 1975 Image of cutting from the Peter Miller Collection
Cutting from the Welwyn Times and Hatfield Advertiser, March 21, 1975
Image of cutting from the Peter Miller Collection

Cutting from the Welwyn Times and Hatfield Advertiser, March 26, 1975 Image of cutting from the Peter Miller Collection
Cutting from the Welwyn Times and Hatfield Advertiser, March 26, 1975
Image of cutting from the Peter Miller Collection


Local historian, Mike Allen, one of the team behind the North Mymms History Project, has been researching the history of Fairview, a home that once served as a shop and a laundry, and which, in the early 1900s sold, it's claimed, for 500 gold sovereigns.

Mike's article, embedded below, is one of a series of 'North Mymms Notes' he has written over the years. As always, please feel free to add any comments or further information in the comment box below.





Other Welham Green Grade II listed buildings


Fairview is one of 10 Grade II listed buildings in Welham Green mentioned on the Historic England site. The others are: