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Rushden, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Rushden, a parish, with a village, in Herts, 4 miles NW by W of Buntingford railway station. Post town, Buntingford. Acreage, 1509; population, 225. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £160 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln.

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 parishRushden 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 Rushden

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rushden 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 Rushden 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 districtSG9
Post TownBuntingford