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Kings Walden, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

King's Walden, a parish in Herts, near the boundary with Beds, 6 miles SSW of Hitchin station on the G.N.R. main line. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Hitchin. Acreage, 4392; population, 1124. The manor belonged to Earl Harold, and passed to Peter de Valoines, the Nevilles, and others. The Bury, a fine mansion of red brick standing in a large deer park, was rebuilt in 1892-93. The living is a donative vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £150. The church is an ancient and handsome building of stone in the Transition and later styles, was restored in 1869, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower. Breachwood Green is a large village, 1 mile S, and has a Baptist chapel.

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 parishKings Walden St. Mary 
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 Kings Walden

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kings Walden 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 Kings Walden 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.