Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Hitchin is a town in Hertfordshire

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

Hitchin in historic gazetteers

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

Hitchin.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, on river Hiz, 32 miles N. of London--par., 6420c., pop. 9070; town, pop. 8434; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. Hitchen is a large and ancient town, pleasantly situated in a fertile valley; it is well built, and consists for the most part of spacious streets. The principal object of interest is St Mary's Church. The town has trade in corn, flour, and malt; there are several large malting-houses and a brewery. Straw-plaiting is a prominent industry, also the growing of lavender; in vicinity of town is the seat of Hitchin Priory.

Hitchin in the Domesday Book

A village in Hitchin hundred, in the county of Bedfordshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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