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St Katherine, Ickleford, Hertfordshire

(51°58′16″N, 0°16′45″W)
TL 183 317
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Hertfordshire
now Hertfordshire
  • Hazel Gardiner

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Feature Sets

The church has chancel with S chapel , nave with S aisle and S porch, and W tower. The 12thc. church comprised nave and chancel. The chancel was rebuilt in the 13th. and the tower also dates from this time. The S porch is 15thc. In 1859 when the church was restored by George Gilbert Scott, the S aisle, N vestry and S chapel were added. The church is built of stone, now completely covered with render. Romanesque sculpture is found on the S doorway and on the rere arch of a blocked N doorway.


Ickleford is not mentioned in DS. VCH surmises that it would have been included under the manor of Pirton, which, at the time of DS is was held by Ralph de Limesl, whose family held Pirton until the end of the 12thc. The church was held as a chapel to Pirton. Both livings were held simultaneously until 1847 when the Ecclesistical Commissioners divided them.


Exterior Features



The Victoria County History: A History of the County of Hertford, London, 1912, 3:23
N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, Harmondsworth, 1953 (1977), 213-4