This record is held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Details of NR7
Reference: NR7

The United Reformed Church was founded in October 1972 by union of the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church of England. However not all the churches belonging to these two denominations agreed to accept the 1972 Scheme of Union. The records of those Hertfordshire churches which remained separate are catalogued under the reference NC.




NR7/1 Church Books


NR7/2 Church Meeting


NR7/3 Deacons


NR7/4 Registers


NR7/5 Church Committees and Organisations


NR7/6 Church Finance


NR7/7 Church Property


NR7/8 Sunday School


NR7/10 Membership


NR7/13 Miscellaneous




NR1 Barnet, Wood Street United Reformed Church


NR2 Bushey United Reformed Church


NR3 Barley United Reformed Church


NR4 St Albans, Trinity United Reformed Church


NR5 Letchworth Free Church


NR6 Ware United Reformed Church


NR7 Royston United Reformed Church


NR8 Hitchin United Reformed Church


NR9 Radlett United Reformed Church


NR10 Wheathampstead United Reformed Church


NR11 Hemel Hempstead, Adeyfield Free Church (affiliated to the United Reformed Church


NR12 Bishops Stortford United Reformed Church


NR13 Harpenden United Reformed Church


NR14 Hertford United Reformed Church


NR15 New Barnet United Reformed Church


NR16 Knebworth United Reformed Church

Date: 1794 - 1951
Related material:

For Walkern United Reformed Church see D/EX838


Further Reading


Urwick, Non-Conformity in Hertfordshire


Kingston, A History of Royston

Held by: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Royston United Reformed Church, Royston, Hertfordshire

Royston Congregational Church, Royston, Hertfordshire

Physical description: 34 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited in the Record Office on 18 July 1977 by the Church Secretary.


Acc 1583

  • Royston, Hertfordshire
  • Religion
Administrative / biographical background:



There had been a meeting of Protestant dissenters in Royston since 1700. In 1706 the Old Meeting House was erected in the Middle Row in Kneesworth Street. In 1790 a dispute arose over doctrine and a group withdrew from the Old Meeting, to form a new Meeting. In 1791 a New Meeting house was built on another site in Kneesworth Street. The two Meetings continued to worship side-by-side until 1841, when a new building was erected for the Old Meeting in John Street and opened in 1843. The former building was converted into private houses.


The two Meetings combined in May 1922 to form the Royston Congregational Church, which continued to meet in the New Meeting House in Kneesworth Street. The buildings in John Street were sold.


In 1972, Royston Congregational Church, became Royston United Reformed Church, which closed c1982. The buildings in Kneesworth Street are now used as a museum.

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