Colney Heath  Hertfordshire


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

COLNEY-HEATH, a chapelry in the parishes of St. Peter, St. Stephen, and Ridge, Herts; on the river Colne, near the St. Albans railway, 3 miles SE of St. Albans. It was constituted in 1847; and its post town is St. Albans. Rated property, £2, 795. Pop., 854. Houses, 180. The property is divided among a few. Colney House here, was built by Gov. Bourchier, and inhabited by the Margrave of Anspach; and there are traces at it of a moated monastic house or chapel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £330.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is tolerable.

Colney Heath through time

Colney Heath is now part of St Albans district. Click here for graphs and data of how St Albans has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Colney Heath itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Colney Heath, in St Albans and Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd January 2022

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