Walkern is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.
Parish church: St. Mary
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.
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
- 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