Holwell  Bedfordshire


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

HOLWELL, a parish in the district of Hitchin and county of Bedford; on the Midland railway, adjacent to Herts, near Henlow r. station, and 3½ miles NNW of Hitchin. Post town, Hitchin. Acres, 650. Real property, £845. Pop., 191. Houses, 41. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to F. D. Radcliffe, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £120. * Patron, F. D. Radcliffe, Esq. The church is ancient, and was repaired in 1845. Rand's charity yields £105 a year, and supports a school and alms houses.

Holwell through time

Holwell 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 Holwell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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