Hertfordshire Parish Churches

Pages under development


This page provides direct links to historic Hertfordshire parish churches mentioned on this web site. Information is also given below on links to other sites related to Parish Churches.


The long term aim is to have one page devoted to each ancient parish church in the county with at least the following information of the church as it was at least 100 years ago:

  1. View(s) of the church (high resolution)

  2. View of the church interior (high resolution)

  3. Description(s) of the church

  4. Selected other information (war memorials, important former vicars, etc.)

  5. Links to other web sites giving information on its history (but see below)

While the target is to cover all parish churches which were standing in 1837, this list may included ruined chapels and some later churches (but  excluding New Town developments). Information on other churches and chapels may appear on the town/village page.


In some cases the information is still embedded in the town/village page and/or may lack high resolution images and a historic description. If you find the church you are interested has not yet been properly documented please Tell Me.  I have a backlog of material waiting to be added to the site and priority is given to pages where someone has shown an interest. Be public spirited - if you don't tell me someone else may well be disappointed because you didn't tell me about your interest so I didn't provide updated information.


See note on Reuse of Images


Other Web Sites


The following sites contain information about many churches in Hertfordshire. The links are in the menu on the left and are not normally repeated on individual church pages.


St Albans Diocese: For information on Church of England churches open for worship. Has current contact information and in some cases links to parish web sites which include pictures and historical information. Information on Anglican churches throughout the country may be found by visiting the Church of England home page


HALS: Most old church records are held in the Hertfordshire archives, including the original registers. Do not turn up at a church and expect to find the contents of the former "parish chest" until you have checked out HALS. Tracing Your Family History in Hertfordshire is an essential introductory guide to the material they hold. FindMyPast has indexed images of most old Hertfordshire parish registers. GENUKI has the details of the Hertfordshire parish registed held at Hertford.


Images of England records listed buildings, including a view showing the building and architectural features (as in 2001) and virtually all old churches are listed. More up-to-date information and sometimes pictures may be found on the British Listed Buildings web site. Church Plans Online has information on most Hertfordshire churches including names of architects responsible for restorations and in some case plans


Hertfordshire Churches in Pictures: These are modern photographs collect by Andrew Wood. Thus now covers the county with modern pictures of all churches and chapels - including some formed chapels now converted to other uses.. His London Churches in Pictures includes the Barnet area.


Hertfordshire Church Photographs: Ian Rose took photographs of 79 churches in central and East Herts around 2000.


The Churches of Britain and Ireland has pictures of a large number of Hertfordshire Churches including some chapels and links to current web sites.

Wikipedia has pages on virtually all Hertfordshire towns and villages, which often contain information on the churches, which in some cases may have their own page.


Geograph contains many modern photographs of churches, in some cases with interior shots, identified by National Grid Reference.


Google Maps must not be forgotten, as the satellite view can show the layout of the church and churchyard - and whether there are still many gravestones left. There may some interesting street views and sometimes other photographs. Very useful if you are planning a visit.


There are many Books and other Sources of Information relating to the county and to individual towns and villages which contain information about the churches. Many of the older local history books are now appearing online, or can be ordered as reprints, so it is always worth checking to see what is available. 19th century descriptions of churches can also be found in old trade directories, some of which can be found online.


Re-use of ImagesUnless otherwise stated all post card images and engravings have been scanned from out-of-copyright originals owned by me and I own the copyright of the digital image. In such cases you may use copies of the normal and higher resolution images for non-commercial and educational purposes as long as the source www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk is given, either explicitly, or as a live link back from you online source. While no charge is made it is appreciated when you use any of the pictures if you could make a donation to help the mentally ill in Hertfordshire in memory of my daughters Lucy and Belinda.


Pictures may not be used for any commercial purposes without permission.



Church Link, Place Link

St Lawrence, Abbots Langley

St Mary , Albury

St John the Baptist, Aldbury

St John the Baptist, Aldenham

St John the Baptist, Amwell

St George, Anstey

St Mary, Apsley

St Lawrence, Ardeley

St Peter, Arkley

St Mary's, Ashwell

St Mary, Aspenden

St Mary, Aston

St Lawrence, Ayot Saint Lawrence

St Peter, Ayot St Peter


St Mary the Virgin, Baldock

St Mary Magdalen, Barkway

St Margaret, Barley

St John the Baptist, Barnet

St Mary, Bayford

Church of the Ascension, Bedmond

St Leonard, Bengeo

Holy Trinity, Bengeo

St Peter, Benington

St Andrew, Berkhampstead (Little)

St Peter, Berkhamsted (Great)

St Michael, Bishops Stortford

St John, Bourne End

St Lawrence, Bovingdon

St John, Boxmoor

St Andrew, Bramfield

St Mary, Braughing

St Mary the Virgin, Brent Pelham

All Saints, Brickendon

St Augustine, Broxbourne

St Andrew, Buckland

St Peter, Buntingford

St James, Bushey

St Margaret, Bygrave


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All Saints, Datchworth

St John's Church, Digswell


St Mary the Virgin, East Barnet

St Botolph, Eastwick

St Nicholas, Elstree

St Mary, Essendon


St Leonard, Flamstead

Holy Trinity, Frogmore


St Mary, Gilston

St Mary, Graveley

St John the Baptist, Great Amwell

St Peter, Great Berkhamsted

St John the Baptist, Great Gaddesden

St Andrew, Great Hadham

St Nicholas, Great Hormead

St Nicholas, Great Munden

Great Wymondley


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St Katherine, Ickleford

St Ippolyts, Ippollitts


St Faith, Kelshall

St Mary the Virgin, Kensworth

St Peter & St Paul, Kimpton

All Saints, Kings Langley

St Mary, Kings Walden

St Mary, Knebworth

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St Peter's ChurchTewin

St Mary the Virgin, Therfield

St James the Great, Thorley


St Mary & All Saints, Thundridge

St Andrew, Totteridge

St Peter & St Paul, Tring

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  Y St Lawrence Church, (Y)Ardeley
February 2014   Page Created
May 2017   Some references updated.