South Mimms & Potters Bar


Because the parishes of South Mimms and Potters  Bar are newcomers to Hertfordshire (in 1965) they are not covered by reference works relating to the history or genealogy of the county. Under normal circumstances they fall outside the scope of this web site because I am unable to easily access the necessary Middlesex-oriented publications.

South Mimms Church, Middlesex
For the Beauties of England & Wales
Engraved by Elizth Bryne from a drawing by J P Neale 
Published by John Harris, St Pauls Churchyard, London, June 1, 1815


Dr David Hughson's Description of London, published circa 1810 include a view of the church (wrongly labelled as North Mimms.


The Parish registers are held at HALS

St Giles
South Mymms

No Publisher information

St Giles
South Mimms

No Publisher information


St Giles Church and Almshouses

South Mimms

Posted 1908, No Publisher information

Parish Church, South Mimms

Posted 1906, No Publisher information


The boundary between Hertfordshire and Middlesex is complex in this area and I don't claim to have the full picture. However the following appear to be the key points.

The historical parish is South Mimms, in Middlesex, in the Edmonton Hundred, with a small part in the Cashio Hundred of Hertfordshire. The parish church was St Giles.

There were two main centres of population - South Mimms and Potters Bar. In 1835 Potters Bar became a separate parish (with its own registers), the parish church is St Mary Virgin & All Saints

In 1904/5 the parish of Monken Hadley transferred to Hertfordshire and the part of the South Mimms parish that had been in Cashio Hundred transferred to Monken Hadley.

In 1965 South Mimms and Potters Bar transferred from Middlesex to Hertfordshire, and Barnet (and Hadley) transferred to Middlesex (now the Borough of Barnet).


High Street, Potters Bar


St John's Church, Potters Bar
- posted 1909

A book, The Story of Potters Bar and South Mimms, edited by Frederick Britain was published by the Potters Bar Urban District Council in 1966.


Potters Bar Railway Station

by Alpha

Christchurch, Little Heath

by  Alpha

Click on the image for a larger version and see if you can recognise anyone

(The original card was badly torn and the image has been "repaired")


Potter Bar Trade Fete 1910

No publisher information

Message on the back reads: Nelly says that you will soon recognise Mrs Pump (Barker)  on this picture.

Unfortunately the only Pump listed in the South East of England in the 1911 census was Maria Pump, an unmarried German-born nun? who was a superintendant at St Edward's School for Workhouse Children in Totteridge. An Albert Pumfrey was living in South Mims but his wife was Pheobe Susannah Brown.


Wrotham Park, Barnet.

August 2010   PC of church added
July 2016   Reformat with new pictures