St Ippollytts., Hertfordshire :: Shared Description

St Ippolyts (or St Ippollitts) is a small village on the southern edge of Hitchin in Hertfordshire. It has a population of approximately 2,000.
St Ippolyts is located in between the A602 (Stevenage Road) and the B656 (Codicote Road), 1.2 miles south-east of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. It lies approximately 260 feet above sea level in a gap in the Chiltern Hills.
Some features of the village are a 17th-century gabled house, a timber-framed house formerly known as the Olive Branch Inn, and a 16th-century house built around an even older timbered house.
The name of St Ippolyts, although spelled in a variety of ways, is derived from St Hippolytus to whom the village church was dedicated. According to Daphne Rance in her book on the parish "St. Ippolyts: a country parish in the nineteenth century" (1987) at various times also known as Epolites, Pallets, Nipples or St Ibbs. In the same vein, the 1881 census mentions the following 28 place names, all of which are believed to refer to it: Iplits, Ipolits, Ipollitts, Ipollyts, Ipolytes, Ipolyts, Ippatyts, Ipplits, Ipployts, Ipplyts, Ippolett, Ippoletts, Ippolits, Ippolitss, Ippolits, Ippolitss, Ippolitts, Ippollit, Ippollits, Ippollitts, Ippollyts, Ippollytts, Ippololits, Ippolts, Ippolytis, Ippolyts, Ippolytts, Ippoplitts.
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Created: Sat, 17 Mar 2018, Updated: Sat, 17 Mar 2018

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