Letchworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hitchin
  • Willian
  • Knebworth
  • Stevenage
  • Great Wymondley
  • Norton

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LETCHWORTH, a parish, in the union of Hitchin, hundred of Broadwater, county of Hertford, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Hitchin; containing 108 inhabitants. It comprises by computation nearly 1000 acres: the soil is a strong clay, in some parts inclining to loam; the surface is hilly. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £11. 1. 10½., and in the gift of the Rev. J. Allington: the tithes have been commuted for £240, and the glebe comprises 42 acres.

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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