Nettleden

Introduction

Nettleden Parish

Church: St Lawrence

Hundred: Cottesloe

Poor Law District: Berkhampstead

Size (acres): 804

Easting & Northing: 501210

Grid Ref TL010100 Click to see map

 

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Nettleden PARISH St Lawrence

Population

Population

These population figures are based on the Census results. The boundaries are those used in the particular census which may vary over time..

Note  
1801 85
1811 101
1821 108
1831 142
1841 98
1851 107
1861 124
1871 133
1881 111
1891 115
1901 88
1911 N/A
1921 N/A
1931 N/A
1941 N/A
1951 N/A
1961 N/A
1971 N/A
1981 N/A
1991 N/A

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

Parish  Church  Register  Start
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Nettleden   St Laurence   Marriages   1602   1836   Yes,
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Nettleden   St Laurence   Burials   1800   1856   Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

Surnames

These were extracted from our own records and presented as a guide.

PositionBefore 1700  18th Century  19th Century  Overall Surnames  
1 BRIDGEWATER SAWELL BRIDGEWATER BRIDGEWATER
2 BARNES BRIDGEWATER GASH SAWELL
3 SAWELL THORNE COOK HOW
4 HEYDON HOW SMITH SMITH
5 SMITH JOHNSON MEAGER GREGORY
6 OLIVER THOMPSON BASSIL GASH
7 SLATER GREGORY MOULDER COOK
8 CHURCHMAN CHENNELLS GOODAGE THORNE
9 RICKSON PALMER TROUP JOHNSON
10 HILL HENSON LANDON THOMPSON

 

Description

Nettleden - Description from J. J. Sheahan, 1861

The hamlet of Nettleden is mostly in Ivinghoe, but partly in Pitstone. The place was originally a hamlet in the latter parish, but for many years past it has been separated from both for all ecclesiastical, as well as parochial purposes, and may be considered as an independent parish. It occupies an extreme point of Buckinghamshire, and is surrounded on three sides by Hertfordshire. Its area is about 780 acres, of the rateable value £991. The village contains, besides the church and parsonage, about 20 neat cottages, pleasingly situated in a deep valley, 2.5 miles S.E. from Berkhampstead, 3 miles S. from Hemel Hempstead, and 6 miles S.E. from Ivinghoe.

Ashridge Park lies between Nettleden and both Ivinghoe and Pitstone. The valley of Nettleden runs parallel with the valley of Frythsden, and the approach to the former form of the latter, about half-a-mile in length, is by a narrow road, half of which is very steep, going either way. The sides of the deep cutting, by which Nettleden is approached are built up, or lined with brick and flint, to the height of about twenty feet; and the ivy which hangs gracefully over the edges of these walls heighten the picturesque aspect of the spot. Near Nettleden this narrow road spanned by the bridge or Gothic arch of stone, in connexion with a carriage drive through the grounds Ashridge. Nettleden is the property of Lord Brownlow. Straw plait is made here by the villagers.

The Parsonage was erected by Earl Brownlow in 1856, and is delightfully situated on an eminence on the south side of the village. It is a handsome building of red brick with stone dressings, in the Elizibethian style. The clustered chimneys are very ornamental. The garden ground is formed into terrace-walks and parterres, and planted with choice shrubs and flowers.

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