Little Wymondley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Little Wymondley, is a Grade II* listed building. [1]

Little Wymondley is a village situated between Hitchin and Stevenage in Hertfordshire, England.[2] Paradoxically, it has a larger population than its near neighbour Great Wymondley. At the 2011 Census the population of the village was included in the civil parish of Wymondley.

Wymondley appears in the Domesday Book with a recorded population of 58 households. This figure does not distinguish between Great and Little Wymondley,[3] but scholars have been able to derive data about the separate villages from the Domesday record.[4]

Little Wymondley has several interesting houses, including the moated Bury of the 16th and 17th centuries, the fine 17th century Hall, the late Georgian Wymondley House, and Wymondley Priory, an early 13th century foundation turned into a house in the 16th and 17th centuries.

From 1799 until 1832/33, Wymondley House at Little Wymondley was the location of a dissenting academy for the education of future nonconformist ministers. The academy went under various names, including Wymondley College.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Church of St Mary the Virgin".
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 166 Luton & Hertford (Hitchin & St Albans) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319232095.
  3. ^ "(Great and Little) Wymondley".
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick-Matthews, Keith (2020). "The Archaeology of the Wymondleys".
  5. ^ "Wymondley Academy (1799-1833)". Dissenting Academies Online. Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  6. ^ Page, William, ed. (1912). "Parishes: Little Wymondley". A History of the County of Hertford. 3. pp. 185–191.

External links[edit]

Media related to Little Wymondley at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°56′N 0°14′W / 51.933°N 0.233°W / 51.933; -0.233