Chorley Wood Christ Church is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Hertfordshire, created in 1845 from Rickmansworth Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Chorley-Wood

Parish church: Christ Church

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1845
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Society of Friends/Quaker

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHORLEY-WOOD, a chapelry in Rickmansworth parish, Herts; on the verge of the county, at the river Chess, 2¼ miles NW of Rickmansworth r. station. It has a post-office under Watford. It was constituted in 1845. Pop., 939. Houses, 208. The property is divided among a few. Chorley-Wood House is a chief residence. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £40. Patron, J. S. Gilliat, Esq. The church is very good. There is a Baptist chapel.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

A church called Christ Church, erected in the hamlet of Chorley-Wood, chiefly at the expense of James Hayward, Esq., of Loudwater House, was consecrated in November 1845; it is in the style of the 13th century, with a tower, and is of faced flint, with stone dressings: the living is in Mr. Hayward’s gift.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Watford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of St Albans
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – London
  • Rural Deanery: Watford
  • Poor Law Union: Watford
  • Hundred: Cashio
  • Province: Canterbury

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