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Flamstead, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Flamstead, a village and a parish in Herts. The village stands near the river Ver, near Watling Street, and near the boundary with Beds, 2½ miles NW from Redboume station on the M.R., and 7 NW from St Albans, was anciently called Verlamsted, and was once a market-town. It has a post office under Dunstable; money order and telegraph office, Markyate Street. The parish comprises 6004 acres; population of the civil parish, 1701; of the ecclesiastical, 1068. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net yearly value, £178 with residence. " Patron, University College, Oxford. The church, a large and ancient building of flint in the Decorated style, contains Norman work, has a carved screen½ two stalls, a piscina, a canopied effigy of a knight, and a brass of 1414. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. Of the hamlets in this parish, Pepperstock is about 2½ miles N of the village; Gibraltar, 2 miles NE; Cheverells Green, 1 mile NW; Delmoor End, half a mile E; Flamstead Bury, 2 miles SE; Trowley Bottom, half a mile S; Heavensr gate, 2¼ miles S; Hollesmoor End, 3 miles S; and Pudde-phats, 1 mile SW.

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 parishFlamstead St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionHemel-Hempstead 

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 Flamstead

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 Flamstead 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 Flamstead 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.

Postal districtAL3
Post TownSt. Albans