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Aldenham, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Aldenham, a village and a parish in Herts, near the Colne river, 3 miles NE of Watford, and 2 W from Radlett station on the M.R, with a post and money order office under Elstree (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Radlett station. Area, 6033 acres of land and 80 of water; population of the civil parish, 2085; of the ecclesiastical, 1260. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £567 with residence. The church, which is interesting and beautiful, is Early English, of cemented flint stones, in very good condition. Platt's almshouses are well endowed, and his grammar school has an income of £2200. The parish includes the hamlets of Kemprow and Patchet's Green, and the villages of Letchmore Heath and Radlett. The latter was made an ecclesiastical parish in 1865. The living is a vicarage; net yearly value, £210 with residence, in the gift of the Vicar of Aldenham. The church, a building of flint and stone, was erected in 1864. The hamlet of Theobald Street is included in Radlett. One of the chief landowners is Lord Rendlesham.

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 parishAldenham St. John the Baptist 
LibertySt. Albans 
Poor Law unionWatford 

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 Aldenham

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Aldenham 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 Aldenham 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