This road is situated in Datchworth village between Hertford, Stevenage, and Welwyn Garden City. Datcworth itself sits on top of a Roman road and has evidence of Saxon settlements all over the area.

The whipping post that was used to whip those who had committed crimes still stands in the East side of Datchworth Green. It hasn’t been used since 1665. Stocks also stood near the post but were taken away in 1899.

Ghosts on Hawkins Hall Lane

Several sightings of an old woman dressed in black walking with a hunch have been reported. However, after going past her you notice she has no head. It is thought the spirit is that of an old woman whose husband died unexpectedly, in a desperate attempt to meet her husband again she hung herself.

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