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Aspenden or Aspeden, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Aspenden or Aspeden, a parish and a village in Herts, on the river Rib, 1 mile W of Buntingford station on the G.E.R. It includes part of the post town of Buntingford, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1711; population of the civil parish, 658; of the ecclesiastical, 408. Aspenden Hall, the seat of the Lushington family, and its park is a prominent feature. Aspenden Lodge is also a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net yearly value, £408. Patron, the Earl of Mexborough. The church contains a curious monument to Sir Robert Clifford, master of the ordnance to Henry VII., and other tombs and brasses, and is in good condition.

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 parishAspeden St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBuntingford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Aspenden or Aspeden from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictEast Hertfordshire
Postal districtSG9
Post TownBuntingford