Little Berkhampstead is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1647
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hatfield St Mary
  • Hertingfordbury
  • Broxbourne
  • Bayford
  • Hertford All Saints with St John
  • Essendon

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BERKHAMPSTEAD, LITTLE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union, hundred, and county of Hertford, 4¾ miles (S. W. by S.) from Hertford; containing 555 inhabitants. The surface is hilly, and the soil consists of clay and gravel. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £7. 8. 6½., and in the gift of the Marquess of Salisbury: the tithes have been commuted for £250. 18. 4., and there are nearly 39 acres of glebe. At How Green is a place of worship for Wesleyans. On an elevated situation near an old manor-house, a circular tower of brick 100 feet in height, termed the Observatory, has been erected, which commands an extensive prospect.

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: Hertford
  • Poor Law Union: Hertford
  • Hundred: Hertford
  • Province: Canterbury

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