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Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Gaddesden, Little, a parish in Herts, on the river Gade, near the boundary with Bucks and Beds, 4 miles N fromGreat Berkhampstead station on the L. & N.W.R., and 5 N of Great Berkhampstead. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hemel Hempstead. Acreage, 1616; population of the civil parish, 378; of the ecclesiastical, 312. The manor belonged to the Zouches, passed to the Stanleys and the Egertons, and belongs now to Earl Brownlow. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £255 with residence. Patron, Earl Brownlow. The church is a building of flint in the Perpendicular style, has an embattled tower, and contains monuments of the Egertons. The old manor house is a chief residence. John de Gaddesden, the famous physician of the early part of the 14th century, was a native.

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 parishLittle Gaddesden St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionBerkhampstead 

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 Little Gaddesden

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Little Gaddesden 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 Little Gaddesden 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.

Postal districtHP4
Post TownBerkhamsted