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Little Hadham, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Hadham, Little, a village and a parish in Herts. The village stands on the river Ash, near the boundary with Essex, 3 miles WNW of Bishop Stortford, and 3 N from Great Hadham station on the G.E.R., and has a post office under Ware; money order and telegraph office, Much Hadham. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bury Green and Green Street. Acreage, 3082; population, 733. Hadham Hall is a large building of the Late Elizabethan period, and is the property of the Earl of Essex. It was visited by Queen Elizabeth in 1578. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £350, in the gift of the Bishop of London. The tithe computation value is £800. The church is Early English, in good condition, and consists of nave, aisle, transept, and chancel, with porch and square embattled tower. Little Hadham gives the title of Baron to the Capell family, Earls of Essex.

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 
Poor Law unionBishop-Stortford 

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 Hadham

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 Hadham 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 Hadham 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