Place:Anstey, Hertfordshire, England

Watchers
NameAnstey
Alt namesAnesteigesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 136
Anestigesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 136
TypeParish
Coordinates51.967°N 0.05°E
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoEdwinstree Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Buntingford Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Braughing Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
East Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Anstey is a village and civil parish in the East Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire, England, about fifteen miles north-east of Stevenage. According to the 2001 census the population of the parish was 338. There is at least one book on the history of this village titled "Anstey, a Hertfordshire Parish" written in 1929 by Rev Frank Ricardo Williams, M.A. He was the rector from 1907–28,( died 19 May 1937)

A folk tale tells of a fiddler from Anstey named Blind George, who disappeared while exploring an underground passage. He is said to have entered the tunnel playing his fiddle, which could be heard above ground. He stopped suddenly, and screams were heard, and he was not seen again.

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Anstey, Hertfordshire. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.