Chiltern Society PhotoGroup

Chipperfield Common was originally part of the Manor of Kings Langley. After the Norman Conquest the Crown owned it until 1630 when Charles I sold it to the City of London. After several changes of ownership in 1936 the Blackwell family, as Lords of the Manor, gifted it to the local authority, Hemel Rural District Council.
The Apostles' Pond is one of five ponds on the Common. It was originally surrounded by twelve lime trees planted in 1714.
Author: E Sansom