Hitchin  Hertfordshire


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

Hitchin.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, on river Hiz, 32 miles N. of London--par., 6420c., pop. 9070; town, pop. 8434; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. Hitchen is a large and ancient town, pleasantly situated in a fertile valley; it is well built, and consists for the most part of spacious streets. ...

The principal object of interest is St Mary's Church. The town has trade in corn, flour, and malt; there are several large malting-houses and a brewery. Straw-plaiting is a prominent industry, also the growing of lavender; in vicinity of town is the seat of Hitchin Priory.

Hitchin through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th July 2024

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