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North Mimms, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Mimms, North, a village and a parish in Herts, adjacent to the G.N.R. and to the boundary with Middlesex, 3 miles. SSW of Hatfield station. The parish contains the hamlets of Bell Bar, Roestock, Waterend, Little Heath, Marsh Moor,. and Welham Green, and it has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hatfield. There is also a post, money-order, and telegraph office at Bell Bar. Acreage, 4966 y population, 1511. The manor belonged to the Magnavilles,. passed to the Knolles, the Hydes, and the Osbornes, and; now belongs to the Bruces. The manor of Brookmans belongs to the Gaussen family. North Mimms Park is a fina mansion of brick which was erected about 1600 by Sir Ralph Coninghby; it stands in a park of 1600 acres. Brooklands is another fine mansion, very pleasantly situated on an eminence, surrounded by beautiful grounds and a park of about 500 acres. Potterells is a chief residence standing in a park of 200 acres, and there are several other fine villas in the-parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £283 with residence. The church was built in the time of King Stephen by Sir Hugh Magnaville, is a building of flint and stone in the pure Decorated style, was> recently restored, consists of nave, aihies, chancel, and N chapel, with tower and spire, and contains many interesting brasses and monuments. There are charities worth about £150 a year.

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 parishNorth Mimms St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHitchin 

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 North Mimms

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 North Mimms from the following:

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.