Place:


Aston  Hertfordshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Aston like this:

ASTON, a parish in the district and county of Hertford; on the river Beane, 3 miles SE of Stevenage, and 4 SE by S of Stevenage r. station. Post Town, Stevenage. Acres, 2,052. Real property, £3,697. Pop., 639. Houses, 122. The manor belonged to the Saxon kings; was given, by the queen of Henry I., to Reading abbey; and passed, at the dissolution, to the Botelers of Walton. ...


The manor-house, at Aston Place, is a building of older date than the time of Henry VIII. Six large barrows, supposed to be Danish, occur contiguous to the public road. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £380.* Patron, the Rev. G. A. Oddie.

Aston through time

Aston 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 Aston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Aston in East Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4916

Date accessed: 17th September 2021


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