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Great Hormead, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Hormead, Great, a village and a parish in Herts. The village stands near the river Quin, 2½ miles E from Buntingford station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Bnn-tingford (R.S.O.); money order office, Hare Street; telegraph office, Buntingford. The parish contains also part of Hare Street village. Acreage, 1968; population, 436. The-manor belonged to Edgar Atheling, and passed to the De Veres. Hormead Bury is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage, united with that of Little Hormead, in the diocese of St Albans; joint net value, £150 with residence-Patrons, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of flint, and there is a small Congregational chapel. Bricks and tiles are made.

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 parishHormead St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionBuntingford 

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 Great Hormead

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Hormead 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 Great Hormead 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 districtSG9
Post TownBuntingford