Chipperfield Village

Chipperfield Village

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The Street, Chipperfield (early 1900s)



Chipperfield village history

Chipperfield is a Hertfordshire village, lying between Kings Langley and Bovingdon. It only became a separate parish in 1848, previously being part of the Manor of Kings Langley.
With Kings Langley being a Royal park since the Conquest, Chipperfield was a hunting ground for Kings and Queens. Dominican friars were given "Chepervillewode" in 1316, with a Priory near Kings Langley. There is still a pond in Chipperfield woods which the friars used, now known as the Apostle's Pond". With the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Royal Palace and Priory became abandoned.
A large common is found at the village centre, with the woods extending to the south. There are many old farms in the area and the "Two Brewers", a public house on the common, dates to the 16th century.
The parish church of St Paul dates to 1838, built in a corn field next to the village common. Prior to this date, the inhabitants went to Kings Langley for their baptisms, marriages and burials.


Chipperfield Church Records (Burgin Extracts)

The parish registers date back to 1838, when the church was built. Prior events would have been held at Kings Langley church.

BAPTISMS (1838-1886)
MARRIAGES (1838-1894)
BURIALS (1838-1909)


Chipperfield Censuses

I transcribed these census extracts from the microfilm copies kept at Hemel Hempstead library. I have tried to keep the style and spellings as close to the original as possible.

Burgin Extracts:


Also see:
The Chipperfield Burgins


Chipperfield Photos

Some old photos from around Chipperfield village



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Map of Chipperfield, 1930


Further Information:

Notes on Old Chipperfield, Helen Liddle (1948)
Memories of Chipperfield, D.G. Venables (?)
The History of Kings Langley, Lionel Munby, Ed (1963)
Chipperfield Within Living Memory, Elizabeth Holliday & Mary Nobbs, Eds (2000)
Hertfordshire Militia Lists - Kings Langley, No 107 - Hertfordshire Family History Society (2000)