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Newnham, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Newnham, a village and a parish in Herts. The village stands on a brook at the foot of high chalk hills, 1 mile E of the boundary with Beds, and 2¼ miles N of Baldock station on the Hitchin and Cambridge branch of the G.N.R., and has a post office under Baldock (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Ashwell. The parish comprises 975 acres; population, 125. The manor, with most of the land, belongs to the Mills family. The living is a vicarage in The diocese of St Albans; net value, £95 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, with an embattled parapet all round it, and consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with porch and embattled western tower. It has an ancient tomb, a brass of 1490, and another of 1607.

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 parishNewnham St. Vincent 
Poor Law unionRoyston 

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 Newnham

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 Newnham 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 Newnham 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 districtSG7
Post TownBaldock