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Little Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Berkhampstead, Little, a parish and a small village in the county of Hertford, 5 miles ESE of Hatfield railway station, and 4 SW of Hertford, under which there is a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 1587; population, 430. Berkhampstead House is the chief residence. The observatory tower commands a fine view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £227 with residence, in the gift of the Marquess of Salisbury. The church was restored in 1893. Bishop Ken was a native. Epping Green and Howe Green are adjacent hamlets.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHertfordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishLittle Berkhampstead St. Andrew 
HundredHertford 
Poor Law unionHertford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.