Offley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.
Other places in the parish include: Sootfield Green, Welbury, Little Offley, and Mangrove.
- Great Offley
- Offley St Leger
Parish church: St. Mary Magdalene
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1653
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
OFFLEY (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Hitchin, hundred of Hitchin and Pirton, county of Hertford, 3¼ miles (W. S. W.) from Hitchin; containing 1140 inhabitants. This place received its name from King Offa, who is said to have died here. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £9; net income, £298, with a glebe-house; patron, the Marquess of Salisbury: the impropriate tithes were commuted for land in 1768. The church has a very handsome chancel, erected in 1777 by Dame Sarah Salusbury, who also left £1000, which have been applied to the foundation and support of a charity school. In a wood at Highdowns are several barrows and dykes, supposed to be of British origin.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
- 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: Hitchin and Pirton
- Province: Canterbury