Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire



Broxbourne is in the Hertford Hundred and the Ware Union




Adjacent Parishes:  Great Amwell, Hatfield, Hertford All Saints, Hoddesdon, Little Berkhampstead, Nazing (Essex), Roydon (Essex), Stanstead Abbots, Wormley

Broxbourne Bridge, early 19th century
Picture C. Marshall, Engraved J Henshall
Select Illustrated Topography (1839)

BROXBURN, a parish in the hundred and county of Hertford, 1 miles (S.) from Hoddesdon, containing, with Hoddesdon, part of which is in the parish of Great Amwell, 1888 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at 12. 6. 5., and in the patronage of the Bishop of London. The Church, dedicated to St Augustine, is a large handsome edifice in the later style of English architecture, with a square tower supporting an octagonal spire, and a north and south chapel; the workmanship in the north chapel is of a superior description; there are several very fine monuments, and an ancient font. James I. on his way from Scotland, was entertained at the manor-house, where he was met by many of the nobility, and the great officers of state. Sir Richard Lacy, KNt., in 1667, bequeathed property for the erection and endowment of a school, which is free for all children within the parish. By deed in 1727, the Hon. Letitia Monson gave 1000, since laid out in Bank Annuities, for endowing an almshouse for six poor widows: there are also several minor benefactions for the poor.

Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831

On the Lea, Broxbourne
Charles Martin Postcard posted 1908

Xmas 1904
Best Wishes
for a
Bright and Happy New Year
Mr & Mrs E. B. Green
Broxbourne, Herts

In the 1901 census Edwin B[easley] Green (51) is described as "Managing Director of Property & Investment Company."


Book: Broxbourne and Wormley's Past in Pictures, by David Dent. Rockingham Press, 1995

Web Site: Our Broxbourne (associated with Hertfordshire Memories)

Web: Lee Valley Online includes historical information on the principal towns and villages on the River including Broxbourne.

Postcard published circa 1906 by Langsdorff & Co.

Adelaide, wife of Hugh of Grandmesnil, holds Broxbourne. It answers for 5 hides. Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship3 hides and three virgates; 1 plough there.

4 villagers with a priest, a Freeman and two smallholders have 5 ploughs. 2 slaves.

1 mill at 8s; meadow, 6s, and 4s from hay, pasture for the livestock; woodland, 200 pigs.

Total value 3; when acquired 60s; before 1066 7.

Archbishop Stigand held this manor. There was a Freeman there, the Archbishop's man and reeve; he had hide; he could sell.

Domesday Book, 1086


See other postcards of Broxbourne and area published by Langsdorff & Co.

Mill, Broxbourne, Herts - Princess Novels Series, posted 1905

(same card, but different trimming, shows signature - bottom right as "T.V.T 1904" posted 1904)

Engraved by Owen from a Drawing by Stockdale (circa 1807)
For the Beauties of England & Wales

Broxbourne Church - Postcard posted 1905

Postcard posted in 1906

See Broxbourne Almshouses

Meet of the Broxbourne Bury Fox Hounds
Published by G. Bryant, Stationer, Hoddesdon

Title: Broxbourne, Hatfield Road - Publisher: (no info) - Date: posted 1906 (inland message only)
Hatfield Road

Title: Mill Stream, Broxbourne - Publisher: Charles Martin No 2598 - Date: circa 1903 - Inland message only
Mill Stream

Extra Post Card images.
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Church Broxbourne

Baas Hill, Broxbourne

White Bear & Post Office, Broxbourne

The Mill Stream

St Augustine's

Old Mill Pool

The Mill

[Gordon Smith #2350]



If you know of other books, websites, etc, relating to this place, please tell me.

June 2011   Our Broxbourne