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Aston, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Aston, a village and a parish in Hertfordshire, on the river Beane, 4 miles SE of Stevenage, and 2½ NE of Knebworth station on the G.N.R. It has a post and money order office under Stevenage; the telegraph office being Knebworth station. Acreage, 2070; population, 541. The manor-house, at Aston Place, is a building of older date than the time of Henry VIII.; one room at the top of this house is 113 feet long. Six large barrows, supposed to be Danish, occur contiguous to the public road, close to Stevenage. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £350. The church is an ancient building of flint and stone.

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 parishAston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHertford 

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 Aston

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 Aston 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 Aston 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.

DistrictEast Hertfordshire
Postal districtSG2
Post TownStevenage