Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

A new Rectory for St Peter’s

Rev John Crofts, rector of St Peter’s since 1810, oversees many changes in the parish. Around 1835, he builds a grand new Rectory at the top of Rectory Lane. The old 18th-century Rectory, which was the birthplace of poet William Cowper in 1731, is demolished.