Place:Barley, Hertfordshire, England

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NameBarley
Alt namesBerlaisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 136
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.033°N 0.05°E
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoEdwinstree Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located until 1841
Odsey Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located after 1841
Ashwell Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Hitchin Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
North Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Barley is a village and civil parish in the district of North Hertfordshire in Hertfordshire, England. According to the 2001 UK census, it has a population of 659.[1] The place-name refers to a lea or meadow and not to the grain-producing plant. To the southwest lies the village and parish of Reed. The Prime Meridian passes to the west of Barley.

Located on the Royston to Saffron Walden road, as well as the medieval London to Cambridge road, Barley has a church with a 12th-century Norman tower, and dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch. The church was rebuilt in 1872 using designs by William Butterfield retaining only the tower and the fourth aisle.

Barley was transferred from Edwinstree Hundred to Odsey Hundred in 1841.

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