Stevenage, Hertfordshire Family History Guide

Alternative names: Stevenache

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Nicholas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop's Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Independents and Wesleyans

Parishes adjacent to Stevenage

  • Hitchin
  • Little Wymondley
  • Walkern
  • St Ippolyts
  • Shephall
  • Knebworth
  • Letchworth
  • Aston
  • Graveley with Chivesfield
  • Great Wymondley

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STEVENAGE, a small town and a parish in Hitchin district, Herts. The town stands on the Great Northern railway, 4 miles SE by S of Hitchin; was known, at Domesday, as Stevenach; is a seat of petty sessions, and a polling place; consists chiefly of one street, about ¾ of a mile long; and has a head post-office, a r. station, a police station, a public reading room and library, an ancient parish church, another church built in 1862, Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed grammar-school with £40 a year, a national school, three houses of the guild of literature and art built in 1865, alms houses with £31 a year, other charities £47, a straw-plait market on every Saturday, and a fair on 22 Sept. The parish comprises 4,434 acres. Real property, £10,522; of which £20 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 2,118; in 1861, 2,352. Houses, 512. The manor was given, by the Confessor, to Westminster abbey; and, by Edward VI., to the Bishops of London. Six barrows, supposed to be Danish, are ½ a mile S of the town. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £1,007. Patron, W. R. Baker, Esq.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Letchmoore Green

Comprehensive Gazetteer 1895

Letchmoore Green, a suburban portion of Stevenage town, in Stevenage parish, Herts.

Source: Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales; Brabner, John Henry Fryden; Volume: 4; William Mackenzie, London. 1895.


  • 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