Walkern is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WALKERN (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Broadwater, union and county of Hertford, 4¾ miles (E. by N.) from Stevenage; containing 718 inhabitants. A fair for cattle is held on November 5th. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £20. 1. 10½., and in the gift of King’s College, Cambridge: certain impropriate tithes have been commuted for £75. 7., and the incumbent’s for £588. 13.; the glebes comprise respectively 100 and 26 acres. The church contains a curious monument of a Knight Templar. There is a place of worship for Independents.

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: Pre-1845 – Baldock, Post-1844 – Bennington
  • Poor Law Union: Hertford
  • Hundred: Broadwater
  • Province: Canterbury

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