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Oxhey, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Oxhey, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical parish, partly in Watford and partly in Bushey parishes, Herts. The hamlet is, in fact, the pan of Watford which lies S of the Colne. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1879. Population, 3344. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £240 with residence. The church, erected in 1880 at a cost of a£6000, is in the Early English style. Oxhey Chapel, which stands midway between Bushey and Pinner stations, is a small building of brick containing some ancient monuments and tombs, and a reredos of wood very elaborately carved, dating from the early part of the 17th century.

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 parishWatford 
Poor Law unionSt. Albans 

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

Church Records

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oxhey 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 Oxhey 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 districtWD19
Post TownWatford