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Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Wymondley, Little, a village and a parish in Herts, 2 miles SSE of Hitchin station on the G.N.R. Post town and money order office, Stevenage; telegraph office, Graveley. Acreage, 1007; population, 411. The manor belongs to the Wilshere family. A Black priory was founded here in the time of Henry III. Coward College, for Protestant dissenters, was founded here in 1729, and was merged into New College, St John's Wood, in 1838. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £68 with residence. The church is in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower.

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 Wymondley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBuntingford 

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 Wymondley

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Little Wymondley 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 Wymondley 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