Place:Hinxworth, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesHaingesteuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 137
Hainsteuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 137
Hamsteuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 137
Coordinates52.05°N 0.2°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoOdsey Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Ashwell Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Hitchin Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district to which the parish was transferred in 1935
North Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Hinxworth is a village and civil parish in the North Hertfordshire District of Hertfordshire, England. It sits just off the Great North Road between Baldock and Biggleswade. It has just over 100 inhabitants.

The parish of Hinxworth is in the extreme north of the county on the borders of Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. It lies low, the ground nowhere rising more than above mean sea level. The ancient track called The Ridgeway crosses the low land to the east of the parish, running parallel with the River Rhee, which forms the northeast boundary. The area of the parish is 1,463 acres (5.92 km2), most of which is arable land, the remainder woodland and pasture. The soil is loam and blue clay, the subsoil varies. The chief crops are wheat, barley, field beans and oilseed rape. Coprolites have been dug in the parish and are still to be found. An Act authorizing enclosure of the common fields was passed in 1802 and the award was made in 1806.

The village of Hinxworth lies a mile and a half to the east of the Roman road, with which it is connected by roads leading northwest and southwest, the former continuing to Ashwell. The church and former rectory stand on the southeast of the angle formed by the road to Ashwell and that leading southwest to the Roman road, and the village lies a little to the northwest of the church.

At the beginning of the 18th century it had only thirty-five houses, of which three were almshouses.

The medieval manor house Hinxworth Place is about half a mile southwest of the village.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hinxworth.

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