Place:Wakeley, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesWacheleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 138
TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates51.917°N 0.05°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoEdwinstree Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Aspenden, Hertfordshire, Englandparish with which it had closest links
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Wakeley is a small hamlet which was once a larger village abandoned in mediaeval times. It was an extra-parochial place until 1858, when it was made a separate civil parish. The civil parish was abolished in 1883 and the territory absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Aspenden.

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

"WAKELY, an extra-parochial tract in Royston [registration] district, Herts; 2 miles SW of Buntingford. Acres: 470. Population: 4. House: 1."

The equivalent notes from A Vision of Britain through Time describe Wakeley as a chapelry. According to the map of 1900 referenced below, Wakeley was located in Aspenden or the neighbouring parish of Westmill. This would probably be true before and after it was a civil parish.

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