Place:South Mimms, Middlesex, England

NameSouth Mimms
Alt namesSouth Mymms
Coordinates51.717°N 0.25°W
Located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHertfordshire, England     (1965 - present)
See alsoGore Hundred, Middlesex, Englandhundred in which it was located
South Mimms Rural, Middlesex, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Potters Bar, Middlesex, Englandurban district in which it was situated 1934-1965
Hertsmere (district), Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict muncipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

South Mimms was one of the ancient parishes of Middlesex. In 1894 it was split, with a small part becoming South Mimms Urban parish, which became part of Barnet Urban District in Hertfordshire, England. The remainder of the parish was administered as the South Mimms Rural District in Middlesex, which only had one constituent parish, being South Mimms. In 1934 the South Mimms Rural District was abolished and replaced by the Potters Bar Urban District in Middlesex, which still only had the one constituent parish of South Mimms.

Potters Bar was the name of the town which had developed around the railway station and along the Great North Road, which was by this time significantly larger than South Mimms village. When Greater London was created in 1965, Potters Bar Urban District was one of the few parts of Middlesex not to be incorporated into London. It was instead transferred to Hertfordshire.

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South Mimms, sometimes spelt South Mymms, is a village and civil parish forming part of the Hertsmere district of Hertfordshire in the East of England.


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