Graveley with Chivesfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Chivesfield and Chesfield.

Alternative names: Graveley, Graveley cum Chisfield, Graveley cum Chesfield

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1555
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Little Wymondley
  • Weston
  • Walkern
  • Willian
  • Stevenage
  • Great Wymondley

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

GRAVELEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Hitchin, hundred of Broadwater, county of Hertford, 2 miles (N.) from Stevenage; containing, with the merged parish of Chivesfield, 403 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1817a. 1r. 13p.; the soil is a black loam, resting on chalk. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £12. 0. 10., and in the gift of the Rev. T. Fordham Green: the tithes have been commuted for £430, and the glebe comprises 32 acres, with a house. The church has a square embattled tower at the west end, surmounted by a spire covered with lead. There are some remains of Chivesfield church. The Roman road from Verulam to Chesterfield passes through the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Parish Records


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

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