- Bricket Wood
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Bricket Wood
shire_district= St Albans
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= St Albans
post_town= ST ALBANS
postcode_district = AL2
Bricket Wood is a village in the county of
Hertfordshire, England, approximately half a mile from St Albans. It is part of the parish of St Stephen. Its railway station is served by a SilverlinkCounty service that runs between St Albans Abbeyand Watford Junction stations.
Close to the village stands
Hanstead House, built by Sir David Yulein 1925, who is buried in the grounds. It was subsequently bought by Herbert W. Armstrongto serve as his second Ambassador Collegecampus. It is now a training centre for HSBC.
The village is home to the border
Morris Dancingteam [http://www.wicketbrood.org.uk Wicket Brood] , one of the best known teams in the area.
The village of Bricket Wood has been host to four naturist clubs:
Spielplatz, Fiveacres Country Club, The Sun-Folk Society and Gardenia. Of these, Gardenia has now closed and been built on, but the other clubs are all still open.
The clubs have been there for many years. Spielplatz was founded in 1930, The Sun-Folk Society in 1931 and Fiveacres in the early 1930s.
Gerald Gardnerpublished his book " WitchcraftToday" to advance his own practice of Wiccaas a modern religion. He established his first covenat Bricket Wood. Gerald Gardner operated his coven from Fiveacre Country Club in Bricket Wood. [http://books.google.com/books?id=dqd8NptJIIAC&pg=PA20&lpg=PA20&dq=bricket+wood+coven&source=web&ots=vBgSpbGQlY&sig=DFvrUHt8ykYv7x-M7jeE_GdZy2E#PPA20,M1]
* [http://www.hertsdirect.org/infobase/docs/pdfstore/tabKS01sett.pdf Population figures (PDF)]
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