In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Hormead like this:
HORMEAD (GREAT), a village and a parish in Royston district, Herts. The village stands near the river Quin, 2¾ miles E of Buntingford r. station. The parish contains also part of Hare-Street village, which has a post office under Buntingford. Acres, 2, 160. Real property, £3, 145. ...
Pop., 660. Houses, 130. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged to Edgar Atheling, and passed to the De Veres. Hormead Bury is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £121. * Patron, St. John's College, Cambridge. The church is old but good. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £21.
Great Hormead 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 Great Hormead itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Hormead in East Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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