Place:Throcking, Hertfordshire, England

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NameThrocking
Alt namesTrochingesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 138
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.95°N 0.067°W
Located inHertfordshire, England     ( - 1955)
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 1935-1955
Cottered, Hertfordshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1955
East Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Throcking is a village in eastern Hertfordshire. It was an ancient parishes of Hertfordshire, but in 1955 the civil parish was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Cottered.

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

"THROCKING, a parish in Royston [registration] district, Herts; 1½ mile WNW of Buntingford [railway] station. Post town: Buntingford. Acres: 903. Real property: £2,336. Population: 97. Houses: 18. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value: £252. Patron: the Rev. W. Adams. The church is good."

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