Do you remember Gracemead Cottages?
By Derek Martindale
Gracemead House was opened in 1963 and in use till 2011 as the local Tax & Social Security office. The offices are now closed and the buildings are now used by Gracemead Church and the Welwyn Hatfield Community and Voluntary Service.
Gracemead House was probably named after Gracemead Cottages, which stood where Asda is today. The cottages were built by the Great Northern Railway for company employees, c1901, and pulled down during the 1960’s re-development of the Town Centre.