Guide to Old Hertfordshire


County Chronicle

The County Chronicle and Weekly Advertiser for Essex, Herts, Kent, Surrey, Middlesex, &c




The British Library has all copies from 1818-1841 but only has a few copies of earlier issues.

The Times occasionally reprinted news items relating to Hertfordshire, for example the very brief A Stage Coach accident  of 1817 or the much longer Exhumation of a dead body of .

The paper continued as The County Chronicle, Surrey Herald and Weekly Advertiser for Kent, and probably dropped carrying Hertfordshire news at this time.

1817 Dec 10th Times (County Chronicle) A Stage Coach accident (quoted in The Road through Harpenden)
1819 June 22nd County Chronicle Theft of Dog from John Catling of the Swan Inn, Boxmoor
1823 Nov 25th Times (County Chronicle) Exhumation of a dead body. See also Resurrectionists at Work (quoted in The Road through Harpenden)

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Page updated November 2007