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Redbourn, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Redbourn, a village and a parish in Herts. The village stands on the river Verlam and on Watling Street, has a station on the Luton and Hemel Hempstead branch of the M.R., and is 4¼ miles NW from St Albans. A very ancient place, it has a post, money order, and telegraph office under St Albans. Area of parish, 4563 acres; population, 2016. The manor was given by Egelwine the Saxon to the monks of St Albans; later it passed to the Rowlats, and belongs now to the Earl of Verulam. A cell to St Albans Abbey was founded in the 12th century. A fair is held on the first Wednesday after 1 Jan. There are silk and corn mills on the river Verlam, and straw-plait is manufactured. A large ancient camp is at Aubrey. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £240. Patron, the Earl of Verulam. The church, which is partly Norman, is a building of stone consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and an embattled western tower. It has some ancient tombs and memorials-, and a very fine carved oak rood-screen. There are Baptist, Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels. Beeson's End, Dean End, and Revel End are adjacent hamlets.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ecclesiastical parishRedbourn St. Mary 

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 Redbourn


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Redbourn from the following:


Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.


Maps

Online maps of Redbourn 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.

DistrictSt. Albans
CountyHertfordshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtAL3
Post TownSt. Albans