from Robert Walker's Map of Hertfordshire, 1746
Detail from Charles Smith's map of Hertfordshire (1808 edition)
Book: Survey of the Royal Manor of Hitchin, 1676 - paints a vivid picture of the town with many names. Two examples have been posted to show the kind of information that can be gleaned from it.
Book: Down and Out in Hertfordshire: The Old and New Poor Law in Hitchin.
Book: Handbook to Hitchin & the Neighbourhood - 1899 history, directory and trade adverts
Book: Market Town
Book: Old Hitchin - photographs by T.B. Latchmore (1832-1908)
Book: Hitchin Historical Society has published some interesting booklets including The Street Names of Hitchin, Joseph Ransom's Naturalist's Notebook, Early Education in Hitchin, The Formative Years of Hitchin Boy's School (1900-1975) and many others.
Book: The House that Bartlett Built - An excellent example of the history of a single large house.
Census: Hitchin 1801 & 1807 census - Interesting early survivals.
Census: HALS runs an online teaching data base which includes a transcript of the people in the Hitchin Workhouse in 1891.
Directories: Hitchin 1794
Ephemera: In 1929 the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) opened the New Wing of the North Herts and South Beds Hospital. The Souvenir Programme includes a history of the hospital, and many local business advertisements. (The Queen Mother's tutor lived in Dacre Road, Hitchin, where some of her education took place. See Hertfordshire's Queen.)
Memorial Inscriptions: A list of the memorials in the cemetery is being prepared and those so far recorded are on the Jeffery.Knaggs Homepage.
For information on the southern end of Bancroft see Golden Square, Hitchin
Web Site: Hitchin History Society
Web Sites: Hitchin - Two local sites which include pictures and information of possible interest to the family historian.
Web Site: The British Schools Museum is well worth a visit.
Web Site: North Hertfordshire Museums - details of Hitchin Museum, including an outline of resources available to the researcher, and some down-loadable files.
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