|Location Map ( geo)|
|A snow covered Charvilles Roundabout|
|Junctions related to the A1170|
|Junctions related to the B1001|
The roundabout is also known as the Baldock Street Roundabout and Watton Road Roundabout; however, the majority of locals know it as Charvilles', named after the Charville Brothers car dealership and repair workshop that stood to the north east of the roundabout.
The roundabout was constructed in 1971, prior to the A10 Ware bypass being constructed. It is a large roundabout owing to a never-realised plan to construct a relief road for Ware High street from the roundabout in a south-easterly direction, cutting through the present car park, to approximately the site currently occupied by Tesco's car park.
For construction to take place, several buildings required demolition, including 1 Monkey Row. This was a timber framed building, constructed originally in 1450 which the owner, May Savidge moved piece by piece in 1971 to Wells-Next-to-the-Sea. The story is available as a novel Miss Savidge moves her house (ISBN 1845135180) also titled: A Lifetime in the Building
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|access to fire station|
- Daily Telegraph: Book Review- A Life in the Building: The Extraordinary Story of May Savidge 27.07.2009 (archive.org)
- Hertfordshire Mercury: Niece of woman who moved entire house from Ware in tree-planting visit 23.09.2009 (archive.org)