Place:St. Michael Rural (parish), Hertfordshire, England

NameSt. Michael Rural (parish)
Alt namesAppspondsource: settlement in parish
Breakspearssource: settlement in parish
Bushwoodsource: settlement in parish
Childwickburysource: settlement in parish
Gorhamburysource: settlement in parish
Potters Crouchsource: settlement in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.751°N 0.386°W
Located inHertfordshire, England     (1894 - )
See alsoSt. Albans, Hertfordshire, Englandmunicipal borough of which it was part 1835-1894
St. Albans Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
St. Albans (district), Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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St. Albans St. Michael's was an ancient parish. Part of the parish was within the Municipal Borough of St. Albans until 1894, when it was split to create St. Michael Urban Parish within the borough and St. Michael Rural Parish outside the town to the west. St. Michael Rural became part of St. Albans Rural District.

Parts of St. Michael Rural were transferred into the borough of St. Albans in 1913 (138 acres) and in 1935 (890 acres).

On 1 April 1974 (when district municipalities were introduced) the parish of St. Michael Rural was split with part going to the unparished area in Dacorum District and the remainder becoming the parish of St Michael in the City of St Albans District.


St. Michael has been since 1974 a civil parish and part of the City and District of St. Albans in Hertfordshire, England. The population in 2001 was 494.

The present parish comprises a wholly rural area to the west of St Albans and is bounded on its western side by the town of Hemel Hempstead. The parish is bisected east-west by the M1 motorway.

Settlement is dispersed across a number of small and isolated hamlets (all redirected here):

  • Appspond
  • Breakspears
  • Bushwood
  • Childwickbury
  • Gorhambury
  • Potters Crouch

From 1894 to 1974 the parish was known as St. Michael Rural and was located in St. Albans Rural District.

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