An Historical Atlas of Hertfordshire

£25.00
  Temporarily out of stock.

FREE delivery on orders £30+ | FREE collection
Delivery

    TypeCostDelivery Time
    Standard FREE on orders of £30+
    £3 + £1 per
    additional item
    3–5 working days
    Priority £4 + £1.20 per
    additional item
    2–3 working days
    Express £8.50 + £1.50 per
    additional item
    1–2 working days
    International Delivery
    Europe from £5 2–14 working days
    USA & Canada from £7 2–14 working days
    Rest of World from £8 3–21 working days

    Exact delivery costs will be calculated at checkout


    Learn more about delivery costs

Click and Collect

Store Availability
London Store          Out of stock
Bristol Store Out of stock
Warehouse Out of stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
ISBN/EAN: 9780954218966
Author: Short, David
Publication Date: 05/05/2011
Product Type: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Description
Delivery Options
Free Delivery
Ask us a Question

With over eighty maps and accompanying articles, the Historical Atlas of Hertfordshire contains an immense amount of research which will be invaluable to all those with an interest in the history of this important English county. Arranged thematically, it guides the reader through geology, geography and topography, administrative organisation, buildings, transport and communications, demography, settlement, agriculture, industry and trade, landscape, religion, welfare, war and civil unrest. Although it is one of the smaller counties, Hertfordshire is surprisingly diverse. Lacking any simple topographical uniformity, its natural features have in turn influenced the development of the county's landscape, settlements and industries. The diversity and particularity of Hertfordshire help to explain the wide range of topics presented in this atlas, but the breadth of the book is also due to the variety of interests that Hertfordshire local historians display.
Few county historical atlases can boast such detailed information on, for example, ice-houses, dovecotes, medieval and Tudor graffiti, local volunteers for military service, or eighteenth- and nineteenth-century transportations and executions. Hertfordshire has had an essentially agrarian economy for much of its history, but has nonetheless benefited from the development of a number of important industries. It may not have been at the cutting edge of the industrial revolution, yet it has certainly not been devoid of manufacturing activity. From the later eighteenth century forwards it boasted significant involvement in paper-making, silk throwing, brewing and malting and - more distinctively - the straw plait industry, for which it assumed an importance surpassed only by neighbouring Bedfordshire. The twentieth century witnessed the rise of printing, pharmaceuticals, a film industry and the extraction of aggregates. All these areas of activity are explored in detail as is the long history of settlement in the county, from the Palaeolithic period to the garden cities and new towns.
Printed in full colour, and with a fold-out parish map, the Historical Atlas is an essential tool for the local historian and anyone with an interest in this fascinating county.

UK Delivery

Delivery to UK mainland addresses Monday to Saturday (excluding bank or public holidays). Orders received before 2pm are normally dispatched next day.

Cost Delivery Time
Standard FREE on orders of £30 and over
(under £30, £3 + £1 per additional item
3–5 working days
Priority £4 + £1.20 per additional item 2–3 working days
Express £8.50 + £1.50 per additional item 1–2 working days

International Delivery

Cost Delivery Time
Europe Standard £5 + £1.50 per additional item 4–14 working days
Europe Express £17 + £3 per additional item 2–3 working days
USA & Canada Standard £7 + £3 per additional item 5–14 working days
USA & Canada Express £25 + £3 per additional item 2–4 working days
Rest of World Standard £8 + £3 per additional item 7–21 working days
Rest of World Express £27.50 + £3 per additional item 3–6 working days

Globes & Furniture Delivery

We are unable to deliver globes and furniture overseas. Sorry.

Cost Delivery Time
UK Courier Delivery Only FREE on orders of £30 and over
(under £30, £3 + £1 per additional item
1–2 working days

Free UK Delivery

Receive free delivery to UK mainland addresses when you spend £30 or more.

Cost Delivery Time
Standard FREE on orders of £30 and over
£3 + £1 per additional item for orders under £30
3–5 working days

Monday to Saturday (excluding bank or public holidays). Orders received before 2pm are normally dispatched next day.

We are unable to deliver globes and furniture overseas. Sorry.