Furneux Pelham, Hertfordshire
Furneaux Pelham, a village and a parish in Herts, on the river A,sh, and on the verge of the county, 4 miles NE from Braughing station on the G.E.R., and 8 NNW of Bishop-Stortford, with a post office under Buntingford; money order office, Hare Street; telegraph office, Buntingford. Acreage of the civil parish, 2585; population, 540; of the ecclesiastical, 755. The manor belonged at the Conquest to the Pelhams of Stanmer, passed to the Brocklesbys, belonged in the time of Henry III. to Simon de Furnenx, and passed to the Lees, the Newports, the Morleys, and others. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Brent-Pelham in the diocese of St Albans; joint gross yearly value, £252 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Albans. The church is an ancient building of flint and stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, and contains a number of monuments, including a very fine one of marble, and some fine carved work. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels. Fumeaux Pelham Hall is an old mansion in the Elizabethan style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Furneux Pelham St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Bishop-Stortford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Furneux Pelham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Pelham, Furneux (St. Mary))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.
Online maps of Furneux Pelham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hertfordshire newspapers online:
- Hertford Mercury and Reformer
- Herts Guardian, Agricultural Journal, and General Advertiser
- Watford Observer
The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.