in 1863



History, Topography & Directory of Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire & Hertfordshire

Thomas Danks, 1863


Is a parish and village in Cahio [sic] hundred, diocese of Rochester, archdeaconry of St. Albans, and union, deanery, and county court district of Watford, 21 miles from London, 6 north-west from'Watford Station, and 3 north from Rickmansworth, on a feeder of the river Colne. The village is small; the parish contains 1,550 acres, and a population in 1861 of 696 partly employed in the paper mill. Fancy trimming is made here. The parish church of the Holy Cross is an ancient cruciform building, with low square tower. The living is a vicarage, annual value 243, with residence, in the gift of the executors of the late J. A. Gordon, Esq., of Moir Place, near Ware, and held by the Rev. Edward Ryley, MA. There is also a Baptist chapel.

Letters through Rickmansworth arrive at 8 a.m.; pillar box cleared at 4.45 p.m. Rickmansworth is the nearest money-order office.


Parish Clerk - Joseph Morris.

Curtis, Mr. Alfred, Mill
Hollis, Joseph, Esq., Goldington house
Ryley, Rev. Edward, M.A., Vicarage


Walton, Mr. Joseph Fowel1, Sarratt hall
Warn, Rev. George, Baptist
Wood, Mr. Roger, Sarratt villa


Baldwin, Edwin, farmer
Bamett, Edward Richard Rudd, farmer,  Wheeler's farm
Boarder, James, Old Boot
Brackley, Moses, Plough, Belsize green
Breed, James, farmer, Green End farm
Bryant, Job, butcher, Green
Clark, James, grocer
Culley, William, beer retailer
Curtis, Alfred, papermaker, Mill
Dowse, John, mealman
Dyer, Jonathan, beer retailer
Hedge, Mrs. Annie, beer retailer
Hedge, Thomas, fancy trimming maker
Hedge, William, fancy trimming maker
Hobbs, John, farmer, New house farm
  Hosier, William, blacksmith
Hubbard, Mrs. Sarah, Cock Inn
Morton, George, Red Lion
Stedman, William, baker
Tarbox, Matthew, farmer, Bragman's frm.
Temple, William, grocer and beer retailer
Thompson, George, blacksmith, Green
Thorn, William, farmer
Ward, John, bootmaker
Webber, George, farmer
Weston, Henry, grocer and draper, Green
Wood, Roger, surgeon, Sarratt villa
Woodward, Joseph, wheelwright
Wright, William, baker
Yerby, Thomas. farmer

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