Place:Northchurch, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesBerkhamsted St. Marysource: former name
Berkhampstead-St. Marysource: Family History Library Catalog
Berkhamsted St Mary
Coordinates51.767°N 0.6°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoDacorum Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Berkhamsted Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Dacorum District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Northchurch is a civil parish in Hertfordshire, England. It was originally known as Berkhamsted St. Mary but became known as 'Northchurch' indicating that it was the northern of the two churches at Berkhamsted. Being slightly removed from the other Berkhamsted (Berkhamsted St Peter), Northchurch developed as a separate village. However, development in the twentieth century has now brought Northchurch within the urban area of Berkhamsted, physically joining the two ancient parts of Berkhamsted. That said, Northchurch remains administratively separate from Berkhamsted with its own parish council.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Northchurch.

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