In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Colney Heath like this:
COLNEY-HEATH, a chapelry in the parishes of St. Peter, St. Stephen, and Ridge, Herts; on the river Colne, near the St. Albans railway, 3 miles SE of St. Albans. It was constituted in 1847; and its post town is St. Albans. Rated property, £2, 795. Pop., 854. Houses, 180. The property is divided among a few. Colney House here, was built by Gov. Bourchier, and inhabited by the Margrave of Anspach; and there are traces at it of a moated monastic house or chapel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £330.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is tolerable.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Colney Heath, in St Albans and Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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