The church was the centre of early Thrale life, as the closest parish church to early Thrale farms.
Sandridge, St Leonards Church
Robert Thrale held Tuffnalls at Thrale's End in 1493. From Robert the elder descended the Thrale family that became the most prominent family in Sandridge over the next 300 years. John Cussans' History of Hertfordshire (1870-1881) says…
Few yeoman families could boast a more respectable ancestry.