Flamstead  Hertfordshire


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

FLAMSTEAD, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Hemel-Hempstead district, Herts. The village stands near the river Ver, near Watling Street, and near the boundary with Beds, 4 miles S by W of Luton r. station, and 4½ NNE of Hemel-Hempstead; was anciently called Verlamstedt, and was once a market-town; and has a Post office under Dunstable. ...

The parish comprises 5, 929 acres. Real property, £10, 602. Pop., 1, 919. Houses, 412. The property is much subdivided. The manor, soon after the Conquest, was so infested by robbers from the adjacent woods, that William gave it to three knights on condition of their defending it and the surrounding country from future depredations; and it passed to the Todenis and the Beauchamps. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £180. Patron, University College, Oxford. The church has a carved screen, a rood-loft, two stalls, a piscina, a canopied effigies of a knight, and a brass of 1414. A parsonage house was erected in 1865. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, a National school, and charities £26.—The sub-district contains also the parish of Great Gaddesden. Acres, 10, 003. Pop., 3, 066. Houses, 636.

Flamstead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th May 2024

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