Place:Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England

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NameGreat Wymondley
Alt namesWimundeslaisource: Domesday Book (1985 ed.) p 137
Much Wymondleysource: Victoria County History of Hertfordshire
TypeParish
Coordinates51.943°N 0.236°W
Located inHertfordshire, England     ( - 1937)
See alsoBroadwater Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Hitchin Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Wymondley, Hertfordshire, Englandparish into which it was merged in 1937
North Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Great Wymondley is a village and ancient parish in the North Hertfordshire District of Hertfordshire, England. The parish was merged in 1937 with the neighbouring parish of Little Wymondley to become the civil parish of Wymondley.


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Great Wymondley is a village situated near Hitchin in Hertfordshire, England. Despite the names, Great Wymondley is a smaller settlement than its neighbour, Little Wymondley. It is in the civil parish of Wymondley.

The village is set in an agricultural landscape which is protected within the Green Belt.[1] In the late 19th century Frederic Seebohm studied the village´s field system using detailed maps and concluded that it was laid out in Roman times. This finding has been confirmed by later scholars. The dimensions of the fields suggest the use of an ancient unit of measurement called the jugerum. The implication is that there was continuity in the way the land was managed after the Anglo-Saxon settlement of this part of Hertfordshire.

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