Bishops Stortford

The River Stort

Upstream from the Stort Navigation



Bishop's Stortford

On the Stort, Bishops Stortford
Valentine No 64273 JV
Negative date 1910

The Wharf, which is the end of the navigable part of the river is off to the right, and there is no tow path beyond this point. The tower of St Michael's church can be seen in the distance.




By the River, Bishops Stortford

Looking North from just North of the end of the Stort Navigation

A. Maxwell, Photographer, Bishops Stortford
Posted 1907 (also seen 1905)

The Meads


Bishop Stortford
Mardon's Series

A view overlooking the Stort valley, with the railway in the foreground,  the Meads on the flood plain, with the town, dominated by St Michael's church.



The same view is available in monochrome - Mardon Series No 49751 and the number and distinctive "Post Card" identify it as a Frith photograph from 1903

The Meads, Bishop's Stortford
Kromo Series No 21639
B & D [Blum & Degan]
posted 1907

Message reads: It's simply lovely here especially now that the weather is so nice, for this is one of the prettiest gardens I've ever seen.


The Town Meads, Bishop's Stortford
Marden Series (no number but Frith style "Post Card" back)
circa 1905

The Meads, Bishop's Stortford
A. Maxwell, Photographer, Bishops Stortford
Printed by Hartmann
Posted 1904

Bishop's Stortford: The Meads
A. Maxwell, Photographer, Bishops Stortford
[no printer information]
Posted 1904

Parsonage Mill

Parsonage Mill, Bishop's Stortford
The British Mirror Series Ref 16/18     Posted 1910


The Parsonage Farm, Bishop's Stortford
The British Mirror Series Ref 16/8     Posted 1906


At Parsonage Mill, Bishops Stortford
Valentine unnumbered card

(Framed version known numbered 64274 JV - date 1910)


Trout Bridge - on Gipsey Lane


The Trout Bridge on the River Stort
The British Mirror Series Ref 16/18

(Known posted 1912)

At this point the River forms the county boundary. The West (left) bank is in Hertfordshire. The East (right) bank is in Essex.

Trout Bridge, Bishops Stortford
Valentine No 6???? JV
Negative date 1910?
posted 1921/2

September 2010   Earlier date for postcard