The Story of the Parish Church of

St. Etheldreda

Bishops Hatfield

First Edition, 1939

Published by the British Publishing Co. Ltd., Gloucester


Much of the information in this booklet has been taken from Clutterbuck's "History of Hertfordshire," Cussan's "History of Hertfordshire" and the Rev. J. J. Antrobus' "Some Memories of Bishops Hatfield and its Past.

M. P. G. Leonard, Rector

April 1939


Key To Monuments, etc, on Plan



(A) Memorial Window to Mr. John Church of Woodside.

(B) Memorial Window to Mrs. Drage.

(C) Memorial Window to those who fell in the South African War.

(D) Memorial Window to James, second Marquis and Frances Gascoigne his first wife.

(E) Memorial Window to Lady Blanche Balfour.

(F) Memorial Window to Georgina :Marchioness of Salisbury.

(G) Memorial Window to Lady Mildred Hope.

(H) Memorial Wndow to Miss Louisa Alderson.

(J) Seventeenth century heraldic glass

(K) Window given by the children and servants of Hatfield House 1872.

(L) Memorial Window to the three sons of Lord William Cecil.



1 Tablet to William, second Viscount Melbourne. Died 1848.

2 Tablet to Thomas Fuller, D.D., Rector of Bishops Hatfield. Died 1712.

3 Altar Tomb to Sir John Brocket. Died 1598.

4 Monument to Dame Elizabeth Brocket (upper figure). Died 1612, and to Dame Agnes Sanders, her mother. Died 1588.

5 Monument to Sir James Reade, died 1701 and Sir John Reade, died 1711.

6 Tablet to Fulke Onslow'. Died 1602.

7 Monument to Robert Gascoigne Cecil, third Marquis. Died 1903

8 Monument to Unknown Knight. Circa 1190

9 Monument to Robert Cecil, f1rst Earl of Salisbury. Died 1612.

10 Monument to William Curll. Died 1617.

11 Memorial to Colonel Collin Wells, V.C., and the men of the Fourth Bedfordshire Regiment-1914-1919.

12 Marble Slab to Sir David Mitchell, Vice-Admiral of the Red. Died 1710.

13 Marble Slab to Sir Francis Botler. Died 1690.

14 Matrix of brass and Arms of Fulke Onslow. Died 1602.


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T. H. E. Amos, Building Construction

W. Waters & Sons, Garage

Mervyn Powell, Photographer

E. W. Lawson, Grocer & Provision Merchant

W. Scott (late F. G. Avery), Wine Merchant

T.W. Streader & Son, Coal, Coke Merchant

Harry Lawrence, Motor and Horse Hauling

Newtown House, Preparatory School

Broadway Cafe

A. W. Saye, Baker & Confectioner

Harmer, Elictrician

W. J. Richardson & Son, Funeral Directors

Hollier's Dairies

The Potters Bar Laundry


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