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Graveley, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Graveley, a village and a parish in Herts, on the Roman road to Verulam, 1¼ mile N by E from Stevenage station on the G.N.R., and 3 miles ESE from Hitchin, with a post and telegraph office under Stevenage; money order office, Stevenage. Acreage, 1838; population, 406. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Chivesfield, in the diocese of St Albans; joint gross value, £370 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and has an embattled tower. Chesfield Park is a fine mansion standing in an extensive park.

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 parishGraveley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHitchin 

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 Graveley

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 Graveley 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 Graveley 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.

DistrictNorth Hertfordshire
Postal districtSG4
Post TownHitchin