The Sopwell Nunnery Green Space is situated in the Sopwell Ward of St Albans, UK, approximately 10 minutes walk from the city centre.
Together with the associated Nunnery Allotments, the site is a scheduled monument site dating back to the 12th century, when it was called Nunnery of St Mary.
The land is currently owned and managed by St Albans City and District Council working in partnership with local groups, including the Sopwell Residents Association, the Cottonmill & Nunnery Allotments Association and the Countryside Management Service (CMS).
The direct reason to create this blog was to document progress on our “Boardwalk” project. As the work progresses, we wanted to share updates and photographs, and we also want to show pictures of our official launch event once the work is complete.
In addition, there will be a number of events in 2011 for the local community to come together to celebrate the improvements made and, simply, to enjoy this beautiful space.
Over time, we hope to turn this blog into a more general blog about the Sopwell Nunnery Green Space, by adding bits about the history of the space (e.g. by tapping into information gathered by the Sopwell History Project run by the Sopwell Residents Association) and by keeping you up to date with what’s happening in and around the area (e.g. by giving you information about events, like nature and/or history walks, other projects etc.)