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Leavesden Green, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Leavesden Green, a village in Watford parish, and an ecclesiastical parish (Leavesden) formed in 1853, partly also in St Stephen parish, Herts, and consisting of the hamlets of Leavesden Green, Garston, and Bricket Wood. Population, 3666. The village stands 3 miles N from Watford station on the L. & N.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Watford; telegraph office. Abbots Langley. The Metropolitan Asylum for pauper imbeciles stands in this parish. It is a building of white brick, standing in grounds of 85 acres, and it has accommodation for 2000 inmates. At Leavesden Woodside are also the St Pancras Parish Schools for the training of pauper children. These stand in grounds of about 37 acres, and afford accommodation to about 800 children. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Alban's; net value, £150 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Watford.. The church, erected in 1853, is a building of flint in the Early English style, and is situated at Garston. There is also a Baptist chapel at Leavesden Green. Munden, High Elms, Buchnalls, The Stanboroughs, Garston, Kytes, Woodside, and Kingswood are chief residences.

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Leavesden Green

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Leavesden Green 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