Sarratt, a parish, with a village, in Herts, on the river Chess, 4½ miles NNW of Rickmansworth, and 2½ from Chorley Wood station on the Metropolitan Extension railway. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Rickmansworth (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1540; population, 704. There is a parish council consisting of six members. Goldington, Sarratt Hall, Great Sarratt Hall, and Maiden Lodge are chief residences. The making of fancy trimming is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £222. The church is an ancient cruciform building of flint with massive walls, of Late Norman date, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, aisles, S porch, and a low, square, saddle-back tower containing three bells, the oldest of which is dated 1606. The pulpit is of oak of the time of James I. The church was restored by Sir G. Gilbert Scott in 1866, and was then found to include some Roman bricks. The churchyard also was found to contain portions of Roman cinerary urns and a Roman fibula. There are a Baptist chapel, six almshouses, and some small charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Sarratt Holy Cross|
|Poor Law union||Bishop-Stortford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Sarratt from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Sarratt (Holy Cross))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.
Online maps of Sarratt are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hertfordshire newspapers online:
- Hertford Mercury and Reformer
- Herts Guardian, Agricultural Journal, and General Advertiser
- Watford Observer
The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.