In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Meesden like this:
MEESDEN, a parish in Royston district, Herts; adjacent to Essex, 6½ miles E by N of Buntingford r. station. Post town, Buntingford. Acres, 1,008. Real property, £1,104. Pop., 163. Houses, 36. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £250. * Patron, W. G. Whatman, Esq. The church is plain but good, and has a bell-turret.
Meesden is now part of East Hertfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Hertfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Meesden itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Meesden in East Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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