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Therfield, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Therfield, a parish, with a village, in Herts, 3 miles SSW of Royston station on the G.N.R., and 7 NE from Baldock. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Royston. Acreage, 4716; population of the civil parish, 996; of the ecclesiastical, 739. There is a parish council of seven members and a chairman. By an order of the Herts County Council, about 117 acres lying within the Royston special drainage district was taken from the parish of Therfield in 1895 and added to the parish of Royston. There are four manors in the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £562 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's. The church is a building of flint and rubble in the Decorated style. There are a Congregational chapel and two 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 parishTherfield St. Mary 
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 Therfield

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Therfield 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 Therfield 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.

DistrictNorth Hertfordshire
Postal districtSG8
Post TownRoyston