Throcking, a village and a parish in Herts, 1½ mile WNW of Buntingford station on the G.E.R., and 7½ miles S from Royston. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Buntingford. Acreage, 1048; population of the civil parish, 58; of the ecclesiastical, 70. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £174: with residence. The church, which stands on a considerable eminence, is a small building of stone and brick in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and a western tower. It contains some good monuments.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Throcking Holy Trinity|
|Poor Law union||Ware|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Throcking from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Throcking (Holy Trinity))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.
Online maps of Throcking are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hertfordshire newspapers online:
- Hertford Mercury and Reformer
- Herts Guardian, Agricultural Journal, and General Advertiser
- Watford Observer
The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.