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Wormley, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Wormley, a parish, with a village, in Herts, on the Lea river, 1 mile SSW of Broxbourne station on the London and Cambridge section of the G.E.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Broxbourne (S.O.) Acreage, 946; population, 871. The manor was given by Harold to Waltham Abbey, went at the dissolution of monasteries to the Norths, passed to the Cromwells, and, with Wormleybury House, belongs now to the Bushby family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £270 with residence. The church, which dates from the 12th century, is an edifice of flint and brick, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch, and western bell-turret. It has some ancient tombs and brasses, some good memorial windows, and a Norman font. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishWormley St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionBuntingford 

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 Wormley

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wormley 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 Wormley 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.

Postal districtEN10
Post TownBroxbourne