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Essendon, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Essendon, a village and a parish in Herts, on the river Lea, 2 miles S from Cole Green station on the G.N.R., and 3 E by N from Hatfield. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hatfield. Acreage, 2331; population, 540. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Sfc Albans; nefc value, £321 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Salisbury. The church, which was rebuilt in 1883, is a building of flint, with dressings of Ancaster stone. Essendon Place, Camfield, and Bedwell Park are chief residences.

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 parishEssendon St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHatfield 

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 Essendon

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 Essendon 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 Essendon 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.

DistrictWelwyn Hatfield
Postal districtAL9
Post TownHatfield