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Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Brent-Pelham, a parish in Herts, on the verge of the county, 5 miles E of Buntingford station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Buntingford (R.S.O.), which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1636; population of the civil parish, 215; of the ecclesiastical, with Furneaux-Pelham, 755. The living is a vicarage, united with Furneaux-Pelham, in the diocese of St Albans; joint gross yearly value, £360. Patron, the Bishop of St Albans. The church is a building of flint in the Early English style. Pelham Hall is a chief residence.

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 parishBrent Pelham Virgin Mary 
Poor Law unionBishop-Stortford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brent Pelham 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