In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bovingdon like this:
BOVINGDON, a parish in Hemel-Hempstead district, Herts; on the verge of the county, near the Northwestern railway and the Grand Junction canal, 2½ miles SW of Boxmoor r. station, and 3¼ SSE of Berkhampstead. It has a post office under Hemel-Hempstead. Acres, 3,958. Real property, £6,087. ...
Pop., 1,155. Houses, 241. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, not reported. Patron, the Hon. G. D. Ryder. The church is good; and there are a chapel-of-ease, two Independent chapels, a Wesleyan chapel, three industrial schools, and charities £14.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bovingdon, in Dacorum and Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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