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Codicote, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Codicote, a village and a parish in Herts. The village stands near the river Maran and the G.N.R., 3 miles N by W of Welwyn station on that line, and 8 S by E of Hitchin. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office unde Welwyn, and was once a market-town. The parish comprises 2532 acres; population, 1123. The Node is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; value, £243 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is ancient, in the Early English style.

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 parishCodicote St. Giles 
LibertySt. Albans 
Poor Law unionHitchin 

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

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 Codicote 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 Codicote 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.

DistrictNorth Hertfordshire
Postal districtSG4
Post TownHitchin