Place:Brickendon, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesBrickendon Ruralsource: formal name of parish 1894-1929
Brickendon Libertysource: formal name of parish after 1929
Hackettssource: hamlet in parish
Brichedonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 136
Brichendonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 136
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.75°N 0.083°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoHertford Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
East Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Brickendon from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BRICKENDON, a liberty in All Saints parish, Herts; 3 miles S of Hertford. Acres: 1,520. Real property: £4,363. Population: 841. Houses: 164. Brickendon-Bury belonged formerly to Waltham Abbey; and is now the seat of R. Ellice, Esq."

"All Saints parish, Herts" is formally known as Hertford All Saints, an ecclesiastical parish in Hertford in Hertfordshire, England. The parish held lands to the south of Hertford.

"The present parish of Brickendon Rural includes about 1,348 acres immediately south of All Saints' Church. A large part lay within the liberty of Brickendon, also belonging to the abbey of Waltham. (fn. 4) Brickendon Bury, the capital messuage of the manor of Brickendon, lies within Brickendon Rural. It stands on the summit of rising ground about a mile south of Hertford." (Source:Parishes: Hertford (All Saints' & St John's) in the Victoria County History of Hertfordshire, volume 3, written in 1912, as given below.)

Brickendon Rural was formed out in 1894 out of the Brickendon area which lay to the south of Hertford itself. In 1929 its name was changed to Brickendon Liberty when it was expanded to cover Hertford St. John Rural parish to the east. In 1935 it was expanded to the east again when it absorbed part of Hoddesdon Rural parish. Under both names it was a part of Hertford Rural District.

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