In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ardeley like this:
ARDELEY, or Yardley, a parish in Royston district, Herts; on the river Beane, 4 miles W of Westmill r. station, and 4½ SW by W of Buntingford. Post Town, Buntingford. Acres, 2,405. Real property, £3,815. Pop., 574. Houses, 126. The manor was given by Athelstane to the Dean and Chapter of St. ...
Paul's. Ardeley-Bury belonged once to the Cornwalls, then to the Chaunceys; and passed to the Murrays. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £224.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's. The church was re paired in 1850. and has a brass of a priest. Charities, £20.
Ardeley is now part of East Hertfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Hertfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ardeley itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ardeley in East Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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