Beresford’s Lost Villages


At the moment we are still continuing our further research on this county. Below you can find a list of the villages that were listed in 1968. They can also be viewed on the Village Explorer but we have not at this point evaluated the evidence for the site. You can see the basic skeleton data for this settlement. It is located at the grid reference recorded in 1968, and on some occasions this may not be accurate. If you require further information on any of these villages please email

List of deserted villages recorded in 1968

Site names in italics are unlocated and so do not appear on the VIllage Explorer. For the unlocated sites, click on their names and it will take you to the basic information about this village.

  • Alswick
  • Ayot St Lawrence
  • Ayot St Peter
  • Barnet, East
  • Beauchamps
  • Berkesden
  • Betlow
  • Boxbury
  • Bozen
  • Bricewolde
  • Brickenden
  • Broadfield
  • Burston in St Stephens
  • Caldecote
  • Chesfield
  • Cockenach
  • Cockhamsted
  • Corney Bury
  • Digswell
  • Flaunden
  • Gilston
  • Hainstone
  • Hodenhoe
  • Ichetone
  • Lewarewiche
  • Libury
  • Mimms, North
  • Minsden
  • Munden, Great
  • Oxewiche
  • Pendley
  • Stagenhoe
  • Stanstead Abbots
  • Stevenage
  • Stiwicesworde
  • Thorley
  • Throcking
  • Thundridge
  • Tiscott
  • Wakeley
  • Welei
  • Wickham
  • Windridge
  • Wlwenewiche