Mrs Katrina Bond
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Potten End is located in the Chiltern Hills, two miles east-north-east of Berkhamsted, three miles north west of Hemel Hempstead and two miles south east of the National Trust estate of Ashridge. It sits on the higher slopes above Berkhamsted and is a pretty village with a pond on the Green. Whilst it is close enough to both Berkhamsted and the western extremity of Hemel Hempstead for convenience, it is far enough distant to preserve its own special character and way of life.
At the centre of the village there is a Green and a pond. The village largely comprises residential properties, together with Holy Trinity Church; a primary/junior school Potten End First School; a village shop; and two public houses, Martins Pond and The Plough. A number of small businesses are also based in the village. Recreational facilities include allotments, cricket and football fields, bowls club and a children’s grassed play area. A Village Hall provides community use for a wide variety of regular and special events.
Nettleden retains its early century charm, with only a cluster of cottages around the 19th century church. The former vicarage, now Nettleden House, gives the appearance of being a Tudor house consistent with the design favoured by the former landowner, the late Earl Brownlow. It was, in fact, built as recently as 1956. The Alford Arms is a well known local public house and restaurant.