Datchworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1570
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

DATCHWORTH (All Saints), a parish, in the hundred of Broadwater, union and county of Hertford, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Welwyn; containing 581 inhabitants. It is situated on the great road from London to York, and comprises 1922a. 3r. 35p., of which 1491 acres are arable, 230 pasture, 97 woodland, and 60 common or waste; the soil is chiefly gravel, in some parts alternated with clay. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14. 13. 4., and in the patronage of Clare Hall, Cambridge: the tithes have been commuted for £475, and the glebe comprises nearly 24 acres, with a glebe-house. The church has been enlarged by the addition of 150 free sittings.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Parish Records


  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hertford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Hertford, Post-1844 – Welwyn
  • Poor Law Union: Hertford
  • Hundred: Broadwater
  • Province: Canterbury

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