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English: Whempstead is a small village north of Ware and to the south of Stevenage in Hertfordshire. It consists of approx 15 houses and several farms. All of the surrounding landscape is given over to agriculture. It is shown on an 1815 map of Hertfordshire . There is a former chapel now converted to a private house. There was a public house The Gate although this closed in the 1960s. It is close to the villages of Benington and Dane End.