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Colney St Peter, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

London Colney or Colney St Peter, a large village and an ecclesiastical parish in Herts. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1826 out of the parishes of St Albans, St Peter, Shenley, and Ridge. Population, 979. The village is situated on the river Colne, 3 miles E from Radlet station on the M.R., and 3½ SE from St Albans. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under St Albans. The manor belongs to the Earl of Caledon. Tyttenhanger Park is a fine mansion erected in 1654 from designs by Inigo Jones. It contains a chapel consecrated in 1864, a valuable collection of paintings, a fine library, and a rich collection of old china, coins, medals, &c. There are several good villa residences in the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £125 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Caledon. The church, erected in 1825, is a plain rectangular structure of brick in the Gothic style. There are a Baptist chapel and some small charities. Bowman's Green and Tyttenhanger are adjacent hamlets.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHertfordshire 
LibertySt. Albans 
Poor Law unionSt. Albans 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.