Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire








Bancroft, Hitchin - see Golden Square, Hitchin

Bancroft, Post Card by Percy Girling, 1945
An early postcard of Bancroft Street is used in Dating Early Picture Post Cards - The Beginnings 

There are not many Hertfordshire towns where factories still remain in the centre of the town but there are still Ransoms, the manufacturing Chemists ... The entrance to Ransoms in Bancroft is under the archway of a 14th century timbered house which cannot be pulled down as it is preserved as an ancient monument. A great feature of this house is its lovely rounded chimney. It is occupied by one of Ransom's staff. The Works yard goes right through the factory buildings to its other entrance in Walsworth Road.  [People, Places and Past Times of Hitchin, 1974]

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