In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sacombe like this:
SACOMB, a parish, with a village, in the district and county of Hertford; 4 miles N N W of Ware r. station. Post-town, Ware. Acres, 1, 510. Real property, £1, 990. Pop., 314. Houses, 67. The manor was known, at Domesday, as Sevechampe; belonged then to Peter de Valoignes; passed to the Fitzwalters, the Babthorpes, the Plumptons, the Rolts, the Caswells, and others; and belongs now to A. Smith, Esq. S. Hall is the residence of S. G. Smith, Esq.; and Rowney Abbey of Lieut. H. Sampson. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £335.* Patron, A. Smith, Esq. The church is decorated English, and was restored in 1856. Charities, £10.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sacombe in East Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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