Flamstead Parish Council

Welcome to the website of Flamstead Parish Council. Flamstead is a rural village in Hertfordshire, just 25 miles north of London, with a population of around 1400 people. Set on a ridge above the River Ver, and adjacent to the Old Watling Street Roman road leading north from St Albans, this historic village was first documented in 1006. The distinctive “Hertfordshire spike” of the spire of St Leonard’s Flamstead, set on its flint and stone tower, is visible over a wide area. The village, including the previously separate hamlet of Trowley Bottom to the south, has around 500 dwellings of which some 65 are listed.

Flamstead’s very close transport links to London, the motorway, Luton airport and to rail services does make it a very popular place to live but above all, what makes it unique is the welcoming community spirit which prevails throughout the village. The work of Flamstead Parish Council in serving the village can be explored on this website.


Council News

The pavilion is finished although there were a few delays with the Coronavirus crisis.  It is, however, not able to be used until the restrictions re lifted – so watch this space!


Flamstead is an ancient community with a documented history going back nearly a thousand years. The first record of the village is from 1006 when it is mentioned in a Charter granted by King Ethelred to the Abbot of St Albans. Eighty years later, the Domesday Book records Flamstead as being held by Ralph de Todeni having been granted to his father, Roger, for services rendered to William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. The de Todeni family were Lords of the Manor for 244 years. In 1298, Robert, the last of the line, was granted permission to hold a market in Flamstead every Thursday and a fair for five days annually at the Feast of St Leonard, which suggests that at that time it was a place of some importance.

“A New History of Flamstead” was published in 1999 by the Flamstead Society, for those interested.