Place:Bushey, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesBushey Heathsource: large settlement in parish
Bisseisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 136
TypeTown, Parish, Urban district
Coordinates51.65°N 0.367°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoDacorum Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Watford, Hertfordshire, Englandurban district in which it was located 1894-1906
Hertsmere District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bushey (population 24,000) is a town and civil parish in the Hertsmere District of Hertfordshire, England. Bushey Heath is a large neighbourhood south east of Bushey on the boundary with the London Borough of Harrow (Stanmore area) reaching elevations of 165 metres (541 ft) above sea level.

Bushey was a detached parish in the Dacorum Hundred--the westernmost shown on the outline map.

Image:Dacorum Hundred, Hertfordshire.png

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

"BUSHEY, a village, a parish, and a [registration] subdistrict, in Watford district, Herts. The village stands ¾ of a mile E of the North Western railway, near the river Colne, 1½ mile SE of Watford; has a station on the railway and a post office under Watford; and was once a market town. The parish includes also Bushey-Heath, which likewise has a post office under Watford, and is 3 miles from that town. Acres: 3,188. Real property: £15,586. Population: 3,159. Houses: 680. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to Geoffrey de Mandeville; and passed afterwards to the Crown. Bushey-Manor-House, Bushey-Grove, and Bushey-Grange are chief residences. The high grounds of Bushey-Heath command an extensive and beautiful view. The living is a rectory, united with the [perpetual] curacy of St. Peter, in the diocese of Rochester. Value: £765. Patron: Exeter College, Oxford. The parish church is tolerable; and St. Peter's church is modern and very good. There are three dissenting chapels and three public schools. The [registration] subdistrict contains two parishes. Population: 4,928. Houses: 1,032.

Local government in the early 20th century

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bushey was an ancient civil parish. It was divided into two by the Local Government Act 1894: the part which was within the Watford Urban District became the "Bushey Urban" parish, and the part which was outside became Bushey Rural parish in the Watford Rural District. Subsequently, in 1906, the Bushey Urban parish was renamed Oxhey, and the Bushey Rural parish became the parish of Bushey in the Bushey Urban District.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bushey.

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