TSt Peter & St Paul, Little Gaddesden


Little Gaddesden Church circa 1808 from Little Gaddesden & Ashridge

The print was probably made to show the impressive tomb of Thomas Astley Maberly, of the Manor House, who died in 1808 - his wife Mary Ann Maberly following him in 1814. The Maberly memorial (with iron railings intact) is still there (December 2001) but the wooden grave boards in the picture have all gone - although there is one unreadable example remaining in the churchyard. However, like many rural churchyards, there are many later tombstones.

Mary Ann Maberly died in Bath, and Peter Lucas has drawn attention to an interesting account "Funeral in the Snow" on the Maberly web site of how the body was brought to Little Gaddesden.

Little Gaddesden Church


Rush & Warwick, Art Printers, Bedford

circa 1905

Copy known posted 1907




Little Gaddesden Church

published by R. Pratt, Little Gaddesden

 - early 20th century

Little Gaddesden Church


Undivided back card c 1903

  Interior view of Little Gaddesden Church

Interior of Little Gaddesden Church

 before 1830


As it was before the Victorian Restoration


from Little Gaddesden Church

The memorials have been indexed by the Hertfordshire Family History Society

Original Photographs Chris Reynolds

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

December 2012   1830 picture of church added