High Wych
St James Church, High Wych
High Wych is located in Hertfordshire
High Wych
High Wych
Location within Hertfordshire
Population443 [1]
775 (2011 Census including Spellbrook)[2]
OS grid referenceTL463143
Civil parish
  • High Wych
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCM21
Dialling code01279
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°48′32″N 0°07′15″E / 51.808863°N 0.120776°E / 51.808863; 0.120776

High Wych is a village and civil parish in the East Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire, England. The village is located a little over one mile south-west of the town of Sawbridgeworth, and around three miles north-east of Harlow in the neighbouring county of Essex.

The parish includes the settlements of Great Pennys, Trimms Green, Sacombs Ash, Allens Green, Chandlers, Carters, Rook End, Hoskins and Sayes Park.[3] The village contains a Church of England primary school[4] and a late 19th-century church, St James, with a marble reredos[3] and a Father Willis organ.[5] A moated site is all that remains of the medieval residence of Mathams.[3] There is also a Georgian historical house called the Manor of Groves which is now a hotel.

High Wych was historically part of the parish of Sawbridgeworth. It became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1862.[6] High Wych remained part of the civil parish of Sawbridgeworth until 1 April 1901 when it became a separate civil parish.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Towns » High Wych, Herts". Hertfordshire.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "High Wych, Hertfordshire". Hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  4. ^ "High Wych School - Home Page". Highwych.herts.sch.uk. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "At the Court at Windsor, the 21st day of March, 1862". London Gazette (22611): 1605. 25 March 1862. Retrieved 26 December 2021. District Chapelry of Saint James, High Wych
  7. ^ Annual Report of the Local Government Board. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1901. p. 344. Retrieved 26 December 2021.

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