Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire



Created from the Parishes of BusheyWatford  and Northwood (Middlesex) in 1879




Oxhey Church, Watford
Aldwych Series of WHS

Oxhey Church   >>
Published by F Budd & Co, 219 High Street
circa 1903 [Note large area for message on picture side]

The land on which the church was built was donated by Jonathan King


 Oxhey is a hamlet lying about 1 miles south-west of Watford, on the Middlesex border of the county. In 1879 it was formed into an ecclesiastical parish from the civil parishes of Watford and Bushey and is in the county court district and rural deanery of Watford, archdeaconry and diocese of St Albans. The church of St Matthew, built in 1880, at a cost of 6,000, is in Early English style and consists of nave and chancel, with two aisles, vestry and organ chamber and will seat about 450 persons. The register dates from 1880.

Kelly's Directory for Hertfordshire, 1882


Green Lane, Oxhey

Published by Lilywhite Ltd, Halifax and posted in 1914.

Oxhey Chapel was built on an early monastic site in 1612 by Sir James Altham as the chapel to his new Hall. It is now surrounded by 1940s housing between the brand-new parish church and its vicarage. The little flint and brick building comes as a delicious surprise. Its superb font, reredos, west doorway, roof, communion rails, chancel paving and the Altham monument are all 17th century. The seating arrangement and other furnishings date from a restoration in 1897, but complement the earlier work. It is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.

Booklet: Oxhey - The History of a Parish

Web Site: Our Oxhey (associated with Hertfordshire Memories)

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

June 2011   Our Oxhey