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Bovingdon, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Bovingdon, a parish in Herts, on the verge of the county, near the N.W.R. and the Grand Junction Canal, 2 miles SW of Boxmoor railway station, 3½ SSE of Berkhampstead. It has a post and money order office under Hemel-Hempstead; telegraph office, Boxmoor. Acreage, 3958.;. population, 1056. The living is a vicarage, united with Bourne-End, in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £250 with residence. Patron, Trustees. The church is a building of flint and stone in the Gothic style, originally erected about 1340, and rebuilt in 1856. It contains some ancient tombs and monuments. There are Baptist and Congregational chapels. Bourne-End and Box-Lane are adjacent hamlets. There is a school chapel at Bourne-End.

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 parishHemel Hempstead 
Poor Law unionHemel-Hempstead 

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 Bovingdon

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 Bovingdon 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 Bovingdon 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 districtHP3
Post TownHemel Hempstead