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Datchworth, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Datchworth, a village and a parish in Hertfordshire, 1½ mile E by S from Knebworth station on the G.N.R., and 6½ miles NW of Hertford, with a post office under Stevenage; money order and telegraph office, Knebworth. Acreage, 1960; population, 672. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; value, £302 with residence. Patron, Clare College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of stone and flint chiefly in the Decorated 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 parishDatchworth All Saints 
Poor Law unionHertford 

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 Datchworth

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 Datchworth 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 Datchworth 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 districtSG3
Post TownKnebworth