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Tewin, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Tewin, a parish, with a village, in Hertfordshire, 1½ mile SE of Welwyn station on the G.N.R., and 4½ miles WNW of Hertford. It has a post office under Welwyn; money order and telegraph office, Welwyn. Acreage, 2694; population, 550. The manor with most of the land belongs to Earl Cowper. Tewin Water and Marden Hill are chief residences. Queen Hoo Hall, once a hunting lodge of Queen Elizabeth, is now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £300. Patron, Jesns College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of brick, flint, and rubble, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower. It contains a large marble monument to General Joseph Sabine, governor of Gibraltar, and several other ancient tombs and memorials. In the churchyard there is a plain altar tomb to Lady Ann Grimston, who died in 1710; and from beneath the tomb seven ash trees grow from a single root, and also three sycamores similarly connected. A curious legend is connected with the growth of these trees, and the tomb attracts thousands of visitors every year. There are several valuable charities. Archers Green, Lower Green, Poplar Green, and Upper Green are adjacent hamlets.

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 parishTewin St. Peter 
Poor Law unionHertford 

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 Tewin

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tewin 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 Tewin 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.

DistrictEast Hertfordshire
Postal districtAL6
Post TownWelwyn