The Hundreds of Hertfordshire

Dacorum Hundred

Dacorum is the name of an ancient hundred which includes the parishes of  Aldbury, Aldenham (detached), Berkhamsted, Bovingdon, Bushey (detached), Caddington (Beds), Coleshill (Bucks) (detached), Flamstead, Flaunden, Great Gaddesden, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Kensworth (Beds), King's Langley, Little Gaddesden, Long Marston, North Mimms (detached), Northchurch, Puttenham, Shenley (detached), Studham (Beds), Tring, Wheathampstead and Wigginton

The name has been reused for a modern borough containing the towns of Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring, and several villages such as Aldbury, Bovingdon, Flamstead, Kings Langley, Little Gaddesden, and Markyate.

from A Mapp of Hartfordshire, by Richard Blome, 1673

The four major multi-volume county histories contain detailed information on the hundred and its parishes

from Hertford Shire Divided into its Hundreds 1763

The Detached Parishes of Bushey, Aldenham, Shenley and North Mimms
from Hertford Shire Divided into its Hundreds

See GURNEY, "Arnham", circa 1700 for arrangements to hold separate Petty Sessions for these detached parishes.

See also Coleshill

The following relate to the modern borough of Dacorum

Book: Dacorum within Living Memory

Book: A Hertfordshire Valley

Topics: War memorials and Rolls of Honour - give details of War Memorials

Web Site: Dacorum Borough Council. - Information about the modern borough - with many useful links.

Web site: Dacorum Heritage Trust - Important source of historical information - and a lot of important books and booklets

Web site: Gazette - Important local History pages

Web Site: Peter Wagon Fine Arts - A local artist who publishes delightful pictures of some of the old buildings in the towns and villages of Dacorum.

Web Site: The Dacorum History Digest contains many interesting articles of local history - and those relating to the history of papermaking are particularly well represented. Within Dacorum the emphasis is on the Hemel Hempstead area.

See the relevant town and village pages for more information.

If you know of other books, websites, etc, relating to this place, please tell me.

Page updated July 2010