Books on Hertfordshire 


The History and Antiquities of the

County of Hertford

by Robert Clutterbuck


Volume the First

The Hundreds of Cashio and Dacorum


See Clutterbuck's Sandridge


Volume the Second

The Hundreds of Hertford and Broadwater



Pictures from the book posted on

Hatfield House in Olden Times


See extract relating to the Palace of Theobalds


Volume the Third

The Hundreds of Hitchin, Braughing, Edwintree and Odsey



See A Comparison of Early Printed Sources

This is quite literally a heavyweight history - the three volumes each being 19 inches tall, 12 inches wide and about 2 inches thick. It covers the parishes within each hundred, with information on the manors and the church, often detailing memorial inscriptions within the church, and sometimes some from the churchyard. There are some engravings and a fair number of pedigrees of the more significant families. It is an important reference work, describing the county as is was nearly 200 years ago, and containing important genealogical information.


See Robert CLUTTERBUCK, Watford, Visit to Wales in 1799


Locating Books
At the time this page was last updated no second-hand copies were available online. (Price for a good set of 3 volumes likely to be well in excess of 1000.)

June 2009 = Pictorial links added
December 2009 - link to comparison page added