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Reed, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Reed, a parish, with a village, in Herts, 3½ miles S from Royston station on the Hitchin and Cambridge branch of the G.N.R., and 4 N from Buntingford station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Royston; money order and telegraph office, Barkway. Acreage, 1477; population, 206. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Barkway, in the diocese of St Albans; joint net yearly value, £316. The church is a small but ancient building of flint and rubble in the Saxon, Norman, and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, 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 CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishReed St. Mary 
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 Reed

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Reed 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 Reed 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 districtSG8
Post TownRoyston