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Watton At Stone  Hertfordshire

 

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

WATTON, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district and county of Hertford. The village stands on the river Beane, 4¼ miles N by W of Hertford r. station; and has a post-office‡ under Hertford, a malting establishment, and a large water mill. The parish includes Wemstead hamlet, and comprises 3,499 acres. ...


Real property, £5,364. Pop. in 1851, 976; in 1861, 864. Houses, 178. The manor belonged, in the time of Henry I., to Peter de Valoines; and passed to the Baliols, the D'Aubenis, the Peletots, the Botelers, the Rumbolds, and the Smiths. Woodhall Park is the seat of A. Smith, Esq. Roman coins have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £700.* Patron, A. Smith, Esq. The church has been restored at a cost of about £6,000. A lecture-room is at Wemstead; and there are national schools, and charities £40.—The sub-district contains 7 parishes. Acres, 16,133. Pop., 4,138. Houses, 831.

Watton At Stone through time

Watton At Stone 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 Watton At Stone itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/5599

Date accessed: 28th September 2021


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