In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bentley Heath like this:
GLADESMORE-HEATH, or Bentley-Heath, a place on the N border of Middlesex; 2 miles NNE of Barnet. Here was fought the battle of Barnet in 1471, in which Edward IV. defeated the Earl of Warwick; and here stands an obelisk commemorative of that event.
Additional information about this locality is available for South Mimms
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Bentley Heath has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Hertsmere. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bentley Heath and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bentley Heath, in Hertsmere and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 13th December 2013
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