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Weston, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Weston, a parish, with a village and the hamlets of Hall's Green, Warren's Green, and Weston Dane End, in Herts, 3 miles SSE of Baldock station on the Hitchin and Cambridge branch of the G.N.R., 4 NE from Stevenage, and 6 E from Hitchin. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stevenage, and a fair for pleasure on 11 June. Acreage, 4540; population of the civil parish, 806; of the ecclesiastical, 876. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Weston Manor House belongs to the Pryor family, who own the manor and much of the land. Straw-plait is made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £150 with residence. The church, an ancient building of flint and stone in the Norman and Early English styles, dates from about 1200, and consists of chancel, N transept, nave, S aisle, vestry, S porch, and an embattled central tower. There are Catholic Apostolic and Wesleyan chapels, two endowed almshouses, and some small charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHertfordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWeston Holy Trinity 
HundredBroadwater 
Poor Law unionSt. Albans 

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 Weston


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Weston from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Weston 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
CountyHertfordshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtSG4
Post TownHitchin