Information about Offley village

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Information about the village (thanks Google!)

[ Court Cottage and Vine Cottage ]Zoomable map of Great Offley showing Court Cottage
My own comprehensive directions to Court Cottage (a variety of scenic routes)
Computer-generated directions from anywhere in Great Britain (fill in the 'From' box)
You can check out the local weather forecast for Great Offley before you visit ;-)
Aerial Photos of Great Offley zoomable from 1:200000 to 1:5000
Food & Drink in Great Offley - The Green Man has fine views over the Chilterns, Lobster Tail is now a private house, and Shaker Brown first became Astons, and is now The Gloucester Arms
Offley Village Hall
Offley parish is in the Diocese of St Albans
Genealogy in Hertfordshire - Offley page
Other websites in the area
Register your interest in bringing Broadband internet to Offley; only 150 requests are needed, ... UPDATE: Lo and Behold :-)

"Good news - Your exchange will have ADSL broadband by 8th September 2004,... and our initial test [...] suggests that you should be able to have an ADSL broadband service that provides up to 2Mbps download speed."

[ Offley village sign ]Perched on the crest of the Chilterns, at Latitude 51° 55' 0 N, Longitude 0° 19' 60 W, Altitude 118m (390ft), Great Offley appeared in The Domesday Book as Offelei or Offelgi, and is so named because King Offa of Mercia died here in 796 A.D. shortly after he founded St. Albans Abbey in 793. The new village sign, made by Alpha Signs in Saffron Walden, depicts the old windmill, harvest time, King Offa, and the old well.

[ Little Offley Woods ]There are some stunning walks to be had around the village of Great Offley, seen here resplendent in rust red autumn 2003. See also this crop circle I photographed just north of Little Offley.

UPDATE: Offley is under threat!

The government is proposing to allow massive expansion at nearby Luton airport which would allow jumbo jets to land, causing major traffic congestion in the region and increases in noise and pollution. These proposals are part of a larger scheme to increase air traffic to gross and unsustainable levels, to line the pockets of the aviation industry at the expense of the people of Britain.

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© copyright Malcolm Smith 2002-08-16 - last updated 2006-07-10 - links verified 2003-11-07