Place:Sarratt, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesChandler's Crosssource: hamlet in parish
Coordinates51.683°N 0.5°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoCashio Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Watford Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Three Rivers District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Sarratt is a village and civil parish 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, England, situated on high ground near the county boundary with Buckinghamshire. The chalk stream, the River Chess, rising north of Chesham, passes near Sarratt in the valley to the west of the village to join the River Colne in Rickmansworth. The valley to the east is dry.

Sarratt is within the Three Rivers District Council jurisdiction which is based in Rickmansworth. The Local Authority takes its name from the confluence of the Chess, the Colne and the River Gade which continues as the River Colne to its confluence with the Thames.

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

"SARRATT, a parish, with a village, in Watford [registration] district, Herts; on the river Chess, 3½ miles N N W of Rickmansworth [railway] station. It has a postal pillar-box under Rickmansworth, Herts. Acres: 1,550. Real property: £3,070. Population in 1851: 613; in 1861: 736. Houses: 142. The property is divided among a few. [Sarratt] Hall, [Sarratt] Villa, and Goldington House are chief residences. The making of fancy trimming is carried on; and there is a paper mill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value: £243. Patrons: the Executors of the late J. A. Gordon, Esq. The church is ancient and cruciform; was restored in 1866; and was then found to include some Roman bricks. The churchyard also was found to contain Roman cinerary urns. There are a Baptist chapel, and alms-houses with £21 a year."

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