Place:North Mymms, Hertfordshire, England

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NameNorth Mymms
Alt namesBell Barsource: hamlet in parish
Welham Greensource: village in parish
Brookmans Parksource: see below
Mimminesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 137
North Mimmssource: alternate spelling
TypeParish
Coordinates51.725°N 0.233°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoDacorum Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Hatfield Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Dacorum District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: North Mymms is spelt differently from its sister village of South Mimms. The two spellings Mymms and Mimms appear to have been used interchangeably over the centuries, until Feb 20th 1939 when Hertfordshire County Council decreed in a council meeting that the spelling of North Mymms was be fixed as "Mymms".

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North Mymms is a civil parish in the Dacorum District of Hertfordshire, England.

The park of North Mimms Place and Brookmans Park enclose large areas of the parish. Even the parish church (St. Mary's) stands in the park of North Mimms; in it is a chapel, the burialplace of the Coningsbys. There is a monument to Robert Knolles, also of North Mimms Place, dated 1458, and a brass to a priest. There is a large monument to Lord Somers, also Baron Evesham (d. 1716), and lord chancellor in the time of William III. The monument was erected by his sister, Lady Elizabeth Jekyll.

North Mymms Place

The Jacobean-style house of 1599 belonged to the Coningsby family. During the ownership of Thomas Coningsby (d. 1625), a Royalist leader in Hertfordshire, the house was plundered by the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War. Later North Mimms Park belonged to the Hyde family. The house is famous for its collection of tapestries and for its panelling and fittings. An early 17th-century painted frieze of the "Nine Worthies" was rediscovered in the 20th century.

Brookmans Park

The park includes the former park of Gobions (demolished) once the property of Sir Thomas More. A lofty castellated gateway in the park is now called "The Folly". In 1956 North Mymms Parish Council acquired the land and the lake now known as Gobions Open Space. (There is an article in Wikipedia.)

The hamlet of Bell Bar and the village of Welham Green are also in the parish.

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