Books on Hertfordshire

The Beauties of

England and Wales

or Original Delineations

Topographical, Historical and Descriptive

of each County

Embellished with Engravings

Volume 9: Hertfordshire

by John Britton

London 1807

While most of the engravings and much of the text relates to St Albans, it contains short historic descriptions of many of the towns and villages in Hertfordshire. Some editions and references give the author as Brayley.

Extracts printed for Kings Walden, Pirton, Rickmansworth, Walkern, Watford


It also appears, with the same page numbers for Hertfordshire as




The Beauties of England and Wales.


Original Delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive of each county.


HERTFORDSHIRE ( pp. 5 324)


KENT ( pp. 575 612) 


Printed for J. Harris;...... 1808



 A)  HERTFORDSHIRE: Monument of the Lord Chancellor Bacon in St. Michael's Church, St. Albans / St. Alban's Abbey Church / High Street of St. Albans / Holywell House / Gorhambury / Remains of Gorhambury House / The Rye House / Broxbourne Church / Waltham Cross / Amwell House / The Priory, Ware / Ware Park / Hertford Castle / Hatfield House / Colney House / Kings Langley Church


B) HUNTINGDONSHIRE: All Saints Church / Godmanchester Church


C)   KENT: Belvedere / Ingress Park / Gravesend


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Prints from various editions of this book

Amwell House (The Seat of John Hooper, Esq) Great Amwell, 1811

Broxbourne Church, Broxbourne (circa 1807)

Colney House (Seat of George Anderson, Esq), Shenley, 1803

Gorhambury (Seat of Lord Viscount Grimston) St Michaels, St Albans, 1806

Remains of Gorhambury House, St Michaels, St Albans, 1803

Hatfield House (Seat of the Marquis of Salisbury) Hatfield, 1807

Holywell House (Residence of the Dowager Countess Spencer) St Albans, 1806

The Rye House, Hoddesdon, 1807

St Albans Abbey Church, St Albans, 1805

Waltham Cross, 1803

Ware Park, Ware, 1802

The Priory, Ware, 1811

Prints from other volumes

South Mimms Church, Middlesex, 1815

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