The parish of Caldecote is the smallest in North Hertfordshire. The community was larger during the Middle Ages than it is today and much of the village was abandoned by about 1700.

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, with the manor house behind

History links

The Church of St Mary Magdalene has a group of Friends who keep it in good repair by raising money through annual fuchsia festivals, concerts and so on.

Domesday Book

Caldeocte’s entry in Domesday Book.

Family history links

The Uk and Ireland Genealogy website explains where to find parish registers.
The Family Search website links to free and subscription resources.

Further reading

Beresford, G 1978 Excavations at the deserted medieval village of Caldecote, Hertfordshire: an interim report. Hertfordshire’s Past 4, 3-15
Beresford, G 2009 Caldecote: the Development and Desertion of a Hertfordshire Village. London: The Society for Medieval Archaeology
Dyer, C 2010 Caldecote, Hertfordshire: a History of the Village to 1600. Caldecote: Caldecote Church Friends
Fitzpatrick-Matthews, K J 2020 Caldecote. Letchworth Garden City: North Hertfordshire District Council
Robbins, P 2009 St Mary Magdalene: Caldecote: a visitor’s guide. 2nd edition. Caldecote: Caldecote Church Friends