Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Hertford is a town in Hertfordshire

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Hertford within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Hertford in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Hertford, mun. bor. and capital of Herts, on river Lea, 24½ miles N. of London by rail, 12 NE. of St Albans, and 2 SW. of Ware, 816 ac., pop. 7747; 2 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The "harts-ford" is supposed to be the origin of the name of this town, which during the Saxon era was a place of no little importance. On several occasions it was reduced by the Danes. Of the castle built by Edward the Elder very little now remains, the site being occupied by a building which is used as a private residence. The industries of the town are unimportant, but there is a considerable trade in agricultural products, the corn market being one of the largest in Britain. The bor. returned 1 member until 1885.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

All Saints.-- par. and civ. par., Hertford reg. dist., Herts -- par., 8044 ac., pop. 9056; civ. par., 22 ac., pop. 1127.

Hertford in the Domesday Book

A village in Hertford hundred, in the county of Essex.

Four manors recorded in Domesday.

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