The Hundreds of Hertfordshire
Dacorum is the name of an ancient hundred which includes the parishes of Aldbury, Aldenham (detached), Berkhamsted, Bovingdon, Bushey (detached), Caddington (Beds), Coleshill (Bucks) (detached), Flamstead, Flaunden, Great Gaddesden, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Kensworth (Beds), King's Langley, Little Gaddesden, Long Marston, North Mimms (detached), Northchurch, Puttenham, Shenley (detached), Studham (Beds), Tring, Wheathampstead and Wigginton
The name has been reused for a modern borough containing the towns of Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring, and several villages such as Aldbury, Bovingdon, Flamstead, Kings Langley, Little Gaddesden, and Markyate.
from A Mapp of Hartfordshire, by Richard Blome, 1673
The four major multi-volume county histories contain detailed information on the hundred and its parishes
Chauncy 1700 (1826 edition) Volume 2
Clutterbuck 1815 Volume 1
Cussans 1879 (1972 reprint) Volume 3
Victoria County History 1908 Volume 2
from Hertford Shire Divided into its Hundreds 1763
The Detached Parishes of Bushey, Aldenham, Shenley
and North Mimms
from Hertford Shire Divided into its Hundreds
See GURNEY, "Arnham", circa 1700 for arrangements to hold separate Petty Sessions for these detached parishes.
See also Coleshill
The following relate to the modern borough of Dacorum
Book: Dacorum within Living Memory
Book: A Hertfordshire Valley
Topics: War memorials and Rolls of Honour - give details of War Memorials
Web Site: Dacorum Borough Council. - Information about the modern borough - with many useful links.
Web site: Dacorum Heritage Trust - Important source of historical information - and a lot of important books and booklets
Web site: Gazette - Important local History pages
Web Site: Peter Wagon Fine Arts - A local artist who publishes delightful pictures of some of the old buildings in the towns and villages of Dacorum.
Web Site: The Dacorum History Digest contains many interesting articles of local history - and those relating to the history of papermaking are particularly well represented. Within Dacorum the emphasis is on the Hemel Hempstead area.
See the relevant town and village pages for more information.
If you know of other books, websites, etc, relating to this place, please tell me.
Page updated July 2010