Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ICKLEFORD

ICKLEFORD, a village and a parish in Hitchin district, Herts. The village stands on the river Ivel, adjacent to Icknield street, the Great Northern railway, and the boundary with Beds, under Wilbury hills, 2 miles N of Hitchin; and has a post office under Hitchin. The parish comprises 1, 007 acres. Real property, £2, 224. Pop., 546. Houses, 110. The property is divided among a few. Ickleford House is the seat of the Hon. Mrs. Ryder. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £280. * Patron, Ra1ph Lindsay, Esq. The church consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower; recently underwent extensive repairs; and contains the grave of Henry Boswell, king of the gipsies. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Ickleford CP/Ch       Hitchin RegD/PLU       Hertfordshire AncC
Place: Ickleford

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