Place:


Berkhamsted  Hertfordshire

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Berkhamsted like this:

Berkhampstead, Great, par. And market town with ry. sta., W. Herts, 22 miles W. of Hertford and 28 miles NW. of London, on the Grand Junction Canal -- par., 4364 ac., pop 4485; town (which includes part of Newchurch), pop about 500 PO., TO., 1 bank, 3 Newspapers. Market-day, Wednesday. It has mfrs. of chemicals, straw-plait and fancy wooden wares. B. was the birthplace of Cowper, the poet (1731-1800).

Berkhamsted through time

Berkhamsted is now part of Dacorum district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dacorum has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Berkhamsted itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Berkhamsted, in Dacorum and Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/31

Date accessed: 21st November 2018


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