Place:Markyate, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesBuckwood Stubbssource: hamlet in parish
Ballington Bottomsource: hamlet in parish
Markyate Streetsource: spelling variant
Market Streetsource: spelling variant
Market-Streetsource: Family History Library Catalog
Markyate-Streetsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates51.835°N 0.46°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoFlamstead, Hertfordshire, England|parish in which it was part located until 1897
Caddington, Bedfordshire, Englandparish in which it was part located until 1897
Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, England|parish in which it was part located until 1897
Studham, Bedfordshire, England|parish in which it was part located until 1897
Hemel Hempstead Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1897-1974
Dacorum District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Markyate historically straddled the parishes of Flamstead in Hertfordshire, England, and Caddington, Studham and Houghton Regis (all in Bedfordshire) until 1897 when part of it became a separate parish in Hertfordshire and the remainder was absorbed into the respective Bedfordshire parishes.


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Markyate first became a separate ecclesiastical parish, known as Markyate Street, in 1877. On 30 September 1897 the civil parish of Markyate was created from the Bedfordshire civil parish of Humbershoe (which in turn had been created in 1866 from part of the ancient parish of Studham) and the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire portions of Caddington, Bedfordshire, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, an exclave of Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire known as Buckwood Stubbs, and an exclave of Whipsnade, Bedfordshire called Ballington Bottom which was in Hertfordshire.

Growth since the 1950s has been by infilling with new housing in the gap between the old A5 High Street and the new A5 Markyate by-pass.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Markyate.

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Markyate. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.