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Kimpton, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Kimpton, a village and a parish in Hertfordshire. The village stands 2½ miles E of the boundary with Beds, 3 N of Wheathampstead station on the G.N.R., and 7½ S by W of Hitchin. The parish contains also Peters Green, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Welwyn. Acreage, 3677; population, 991. Kimpton Hoo, a seat of Viscount Hampden, and Lawrence End are chief residences. The manufacture of straw-plait is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £316. Patron, Viscount Hampden. The church, which is a building of plastered brick in the Early English style, is of various dates, was much injured by the Parliamentarians in the Civil War, underwent extensive restoration and enlargement in 1857-62, and the tower and belfry were partly restored in 1888-89. It comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with a chapel on the S side, porch, and embattled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a workmen's institute with a parish room erected in 1879, and two small charities.

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 parishKimpton St. Peter and St. Paul 
HundredHitchin and Pirton 
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 Kimpton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kimpton 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 Kimpton 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