Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire

Old maps of  Hertfordshire

Key Web Sites



Many Genealogy web sites are continually being updated and it is impossible for me to monitor all these changes. You should therefore visit this web site to discover the facilities currently offered.


Ansells End, Kimpton, where the two John Ivory lived
see Right Name, Wrong Body

The maps available for free viewing from this web site have been extracted from Ordnance Survey (OS) County Series 1:10,560 scale First Edition maps which are held by Landmark for the whole of Great Britain. Later editions and other scales of mapping are also available from Landmark. Map extracts can be purchased as Decorative Maps direct from this web site. There is a comprehensive list of place names to allow you to locate the area of the map you want - but this does not go down to the level of individual farms - although they are clearly shown on the maps.

The Southern End of Bernards Heath, St Albans, showing Swiss Cottage and the Waterworks.

Other Sources




British History Online

has a number of maps including large scale Ordnance Survey maps (circa 1880) of Hertfordshire


Since this page was first constructed there has been a considerable increase in the number and presentation of map on this web site.  The following is an example of a large scale map from 1898 from CAMP, Waterfield House, Herongate, circa 1900

There is a help page on Locating Census Addresses on Maps.

March 2007   Page updated
November 2012   Links to British History Online added