Local History

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From the Surname data base (www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Munden) comes the following meaning of 'Munden'
‘This name is of English origin from Great or Little Munden in Hertfordshire, recorded as Mundene in the Doomsday Book of 1086, the name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name Munda
( from “ Mund “, protection ), plus “ denu” , a valley,” Munda’s Valley”.’
There is a lot more on this name at the above link.

Thanks from Chris Munden to Ron Millard.

St Nicholas Church, Great Munden
Read the History of St Nicholas Church transcribed by Jenny Dexter,

or look at St_Nicholas_History.pdf

The Boot
This picture was taken in the early 1900's. It shows George and Charlotte Halls outside the Boot in Dane End which they ran from about 1916 to 1933.
The BootClick on it to see full size.

Did you Know?
In 1855 the population of Dane End was 175. James Carpenter was the landlord at the Boot, and Charles Snell Chauncy lived at Dane End House.

In Living Memory
Read the memories of village life from Miss Lawrence

The Protected Valley : A History of Little Munden
by Anne Rowe

The Protected ValleyThis book was commissioned by Little Munden Parish Council to mark the Millennium. The book was written by local historian Anne Rowe. It is a fascinating read, and includes many interesting photographs and maps.

Read extracts from the book



Previous Rectors of All Saints, Little Munden, are listed here