Weston is a charming village in the North Hertfordshire countryside nestled between Stevenage, Baldock and Letchworth Garden City with a population of 965. There is a Village Green with a pond and ducks which attracts plenty of passer’s by – young and old. The village is full of interesting buildings, including the 18th Century Town Farmhouse and the disused brick-built 19th Century tower windmill. The Church of the Holy Trinity has a splendid Norman crossing with four huge arches and Norman windows in the north transept. The chancel was rebuilt in 1840 in the Norman style.The first people to live in Weston were people of the Neolithic, or new stone age, some of whose flint tools are now to be found in the Letchworth Museum.
The Village is originally thought to have grown up around the Church but the plague of 1348 was virulent in Weston and eventually many of the houses were pulled down to try and stop the infection. The Village was then re-established in what is now Fore Street and other buildings were gradually added over the centuries.
During the Middle Ages Weston was sufficiently important either to be owned by the King, or held directly from him by great families such as the Mowbrays. Lannock Manor, one of the four manors which comprised the parish of Weston at this time, is of special note as it was granted to the Knights Templar in the 12th Century and transferred to the Knights Hospitaller in 1307. It remained with them until 1540 when Henry VIII claimed it with the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Of all the inhabitants of Weston the most famous is Jack O’Legs the Giant. As Legend goes, he was a generous robber who plundered the Rich to feed the Poor. Upon his capture, he was granted a single request; that he might have his Bow put into his Hand, and wherever his Arrow fell he should be buried, which happened to be in Weston Churchyard. There are stones marking the head and foot of the grave 14 feet apart.
The main occupation in the Village has always been agriculture but there are now a range of businesses in the Village, among them a hairdressers, post office & village stores and two pubs - one The Cricketers!
Weston has a long history of cricket playing and the pub is loacted a short walk from the village cricket ground and pavilion.