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Cottered, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Cottered, a village and a parish in Herts, at the sources of the river Beane, 2½ miles W of Buntingford town and station (G.E.K.), with a post office under Buntingford (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Bnntingford. Acreage of the civil parish, 1833; population, 357; of the ecclesiastical, 373. Broadfield and Hare Street are hamlets. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Broadfield, in the diocese of StAlbans; joint net yearly value, £364. The church, a building of flint in the Perpendicular style, was thoroughly restored in 1886.

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 parishCottered St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBuntingford 

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 Cottered

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 Cottered 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 Cottered 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 districtSG9
Post TownBuntingford