A Publication by Chris Reynolds

The History of Bernards Heath

by Chris Reynolds


St Albans



Bernards Heath

The booklet, A Short History of Bernards Heath, is no more than a brief summary of the research into a proposed full length book about the Heath. Several draft sections of the proposed book, covering general topics relation to Hertfordshire, will be posted on this site, and it may be that the complete "book" will eventually be posted as a web site.

Topics posted so far:

How Bricks were made by hand.

The History of Straw Plait

Early Mad Houses in St Albans and Harpenden (re: Oster Hills)

The Agricultural Workers Strike, Sandridge 1873

Reference files posted:

The Inns & Public Houses of St Albans  in the 19th Century

St Albans Brickmakers (in progress)

The Following Talks have been given which involve Bernards Heath

A Short History of Bernards Heath

The Brickmakers of St Albans

Brick Pits & other old holes

Poaching and Petty Thieving in St Albans

The Road through Harpenden

October 2016   Talks added