Reconstruction and Measurement of Landscape Change
A study of six parishes in the St Albans Area
Jonathan R Hunn
TEMPVS REPARTVM, BAR British Series 236, 1994
Paperback, 30 * 21 cm, 346 pages
This detailed academic study examines the changes in the landscape around St Albans from the Iron Age and Oman times through to the 20th century. It looks at the parishes of St Albans, St Michaels, St Peters, St Stephens, Redbourn and Sandridge. At first sight it contains few names of use to the family historian, but it includes maps based on originals of each of the parishes at various dates, and a large table of field names. As such it contains references to many original documents which do include the names of land owners and occupiers. It is an invaluable source for information on the manuscript maps of the parishes that have survived.
See Field Names for a detail from the map showing known Medieval field names around St Albans.