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Shephall or Sheephall, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Shephall or Sheephall, a parish, with a village, in Herts, near the G.N.R., 2½ miles SSE of Stevenage, and 2 N from Knebworth stations on the G.N.R. main line. Post town, Stevenage; money order and telegraph office, Knebworth. Acreage, 1156; population, 206. The manor, with Shephall Bury, a fine mansion of red brick, standing in a park of 50 acres, belongs to the Heathcote family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and western bell turret. There are numerous monuments to the Nodes family, who formerly owned Shephall Bury, dating from the 16th century.

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 parishShephall St. Mary 
LibertySt. Albans 
Poor Law unionSt. Albans 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shephall or Sheephall from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.