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High Cross, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

High Cross, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Standon civil parish, Herts. The village stands 3 miles SW from Standon station on the G.E.R., and 3 N from Ware. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ware. Colliers End, Wadesmill, and High Cross are hamlets. Population of ecclesiastical parish, 689. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £158 with residence. The church, erected in 1847, is a building of grey stone in the Decorated style.

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 
Civil parishStandon 
Poor Law unionWare 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for High Cross from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of High Cross are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hertfordshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

Postal districtWD25
Post TownWatford