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Aldbury, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Aldbury, a parish in Herts, under the Chiltern Hills, 1 mile E of Tring station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4¼ miles NNW of Berkhampstead. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Tring. Acreage, 2027; population, 894. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans, yearly value from tithe rent charge, £292 with residence. Patron, Earl Brownlow. The church is Early English, with a square embattled tower, and contains some ancient tombs. On Aldbury Hill, there is a granite column, nearly 200 feet high, erected in 1832 in memory of the third Duke of Bridgewater.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishAldbury St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionBerkhampstead 

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 Aldbury

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Aldbury 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 Aldbury 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 districtHP23
Post TownTring