Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire


London Colney

This ecclesiastical parish was created in 1826 out of parts of the civil parishes of St Stephens, St Peter, Ridge and Shenley.



London Colney

ABOUT three and a-half miles from St. Alban's is a Village called London Colney, which was ecclesiastically formed in 1826 out of the Parishes of Ridge and Shenley, and St. Peter and St. Stephen, St. Alban's. The Church is in the centre of the Village, and is of modern erection, dedicated to St. Peter; it will contain about 750 persons. It has a handsome stained-glass window at the east end, and an organ; the only mural monument is one to the memory of Mary, wife of William Twainson, F.R.S., who died 12th February, 1835. The living is a Vicarage, in the patrona.ge of the Countess of Caledon, of the value of 120 per annum. There are excellent National Schools. 200 was left by the late J. Jacques, Esq., the interest of which was to be distributed annually in bread to the poor and the Rev. E. Venables left 100, the interest to be given annually in blankets.

The population of London Colney is 843; the number of acres, 2000.

Young Crawley, Guide to Hertfordshire, 1880

Book: The Book of London Colney

The Church, Napsbury Hospital - undated postcard
For more postcard views while it was being used as a Military hospital in WW1 see Napsbury

Topic: The Long Stay Hospitals of the St Albans area.

River Colne, London Colney, St Albans
circa 1900

See also Vital Records


March 2010   PC of River Colne