The Bedfordshire-Hertfordshire Border

(from Bedfordshire Maps)


Details from

A Map of Bedfordshire

from the best Authorities


Engraved John Cary

Published John Stockdale

26th March 1803


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Luton Area

This map shows Studham, Kensworth and part of Caddington in Hertfordshire and Markyate (Market Street) on the border. Luton Park is better known as Luton Hoo


Hexton/Hitchiu Area

The parish of Holwell is now in Hertfordshire

Radwell/ Baldock Area



Detail from

The British  Gazetteer



Published by H. G. Collins


This was published as a loose sheet circa 1850.

It shows the Luton and Dunstable Railway, engraved over  a map first published earlier in the century.

Detail from

Cassell's British Altas



Published by Peter & Galpin Cassell circa 1863


This was published as a loose sheet, probably with Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper

The Railway Age has arrived. This detail shows the London and North Western Railway and the Grand Junction Canal to the west, together with the Dunstable Branch and the start of the Aylesbury Branch line. It also shows, as a dotted line the route of the Midland Railway, which was under construction.


Detail from

New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles



Published by George W Bacon, 1886.

(This edition showed the new parliamentary divisions agreed in 1885.)


This map clearly shows the railway lines branching from the Great Northern Railway immediately north of Hitchin railway station.

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