Tring. Church Lane

Colin Wilson

There seems to be a solitary reference to several houses in the parish of Tring, occupied by poor persons placed there by the parish officers, viz three tenements adjoining together in Church Lane. Clutterbuck is the source for this in his history published in 1827. Victoria County History mentions the poor houses charity, but where they were is not recorded.

There doesn’t appear to be a Church Lane in the town of Tring. There is one a couple of miles south of Tring in the village of Hastoe, on the Buckinghamshire border. One website says the church is a grade II listed building, but it does not appear on maps and a search on the NHLE website did not find any information. Moreover Victoria County History makes no mention of a church there. So how did Church Lane get its name?

The more likely possibility is that there is a listed tower of a church at Long Marston, to the north of Tring. The road near it is sometimes called Chapel Lane and sometimes Church Lane. Both Hastoe and Long Marston are in the rural district of Tring.


OS 25″ map Hertfordshire XXXII.2 is the map for Hastoe

OS 25″ map Hertfordshire XXV.1 is the map for Long Marston


The History & Antiquities of the County of Hertford, by R Clutterbuck
Page 511
Printed by and for John Bowyer Nichols, 25 Parliament Street, London 1827

The Victoria County History of the County of Hertford. Ed William Page
Vol 2
Issued Archibald Constable & Co. 1908 Reprint by Dawsons of Pall Mall 1971  ISBN 0 7129 0476 X
This publication is available online at

NHLE website

This page was added on 23/12/2023.

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