Books on Hertfordshire

Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire

by W. Branch Johnson

David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1970

Digswell Railway Viaduct, built in 1850

This book is an excellent survey of the industries of Hertfordshire and is in two parts. The first part contains the following chapters:

The Hertfordshire Background
Malting and Brewing, Milling and Papermaking
Miscellaneous Industries
Public Services: Gas and Water
Roads, Waterways, Railways and Posting Boxes
Industrial Watford 1800-1968

Part two contains a useful gazetteer of industrial remains, plus lists of London Coal Duty Boundary Markers, Milestones and Victorian Posting Boxes. There is also a classified bibliography.

For a sample extract see Silk Mills at Watford.

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