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Sarratt, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishSarratt Holy Cross 
LibertySt. Albans 
Poor Law unionBishop-Stortford 

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 Sarratt

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sarratt 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 Sarratt 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.

DistrictThree Rivers
Postal districtWD3
Post TownRickmansworth