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Pelham Stocking or Pelham Parva, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Pelham Stocking or Pelham Parva, a parish in Herts, adjacent to Essex, 5½ miles NE from Braughing station on the Buntingford branch of the G.E.R., and 6 E of Buntingford. Post town and telegraph office, Buntingford; money order office, Hare Street, Great Hormead. Acreage, 647; population, 144. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £105 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Albans. The church is a small but very ancient building of flint in the Early Pointed style, consisting of chancel and nave, with a small bell-turret of wood.

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 parishStocking Pelham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHitchin 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Pelham Stocking or Pelham Parva 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.