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Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Chorley Wood, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical parish in Rickmansworth parish, Herts, on the verge of the county, on the river Chess, 2½ miles NW of Rickmansworth station on the L. & N.W.R., with a station of its own on the Metropolitan railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Rickmansworth (R.S.O.) Population, 915. It was constituted in 1845. The Cedars is a fine mansion, which was rebuilt in 1865. The living is a vicarage in the diocese ofStAlbans; net value, £301 with residence. The church, originally erected in 1845, was rebuilt in 1870, with the exception of the tower, and is a building of flint and stone in the Early English style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Chorleywood

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Chorleywood 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.

DistrictThree Rivers
Postal districtWD3
Post TownRickmansworth