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Great Munden, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Munden, Great, a parish in Herts, 2½ miles W by S of Braughing station on the Buntingford branch of the G.E.R., and 6½ N of Ware. It contains the hamlet of Munden Fumival and parts of the hamlets of Dane End and Haultwick, and its post town is Ware; money order and telegraph office, Puckeridge. Acreage, 3759; population of the civil parish, 476; of the ecclesiastical, 439. There is a parish council consisting of five members with a chairman. Eowne— Nunnery was founded here in the time of Henry II. by the Duke of Brittany, but went to extinction before the time of Henry VI. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £400 with residence. Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church, an ancient building of flint, is partly Norman but mainly Decorated English, with some interpolated windows of Later English; went into a ruinous condition; was restored, throughout the body, in 1866; and consists of chancel, nave, S aisle, and S porch, with an embattled western tower.

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 parishMunden St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionWare 

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 Munden

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Munden 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 Munden 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 districtSG11
Post TownWare