Lilley  Hertfordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lilley like this:

LILLEY, or LINDLEY, a village and a parish in Hitchin district, Herts. The village stands near the boundary with Beds, 4 miles N NE of Luton r. station, and 5 WSW of Hitchin; and has a post office under Luton. The parish contains also part of the hamlet of Mangrove. Acres, 1,822. Real property, £2,657. ...

Pop. in 1851, 528; in 1861,480. Houses, 100. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Dockwras family. A park at Putteridge-Bury belongs to George Sowerby, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £500.* Patron, St. John's College, Cambridge. The church is ancient, but good., and consists of nave, chancel, and S porch, with small wooden spire.

Lilley through time

Lilley is now part of North Hertfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Hertfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lilley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lilley in North Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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