The County of Hertfordshire


Hertfordshire is bounded, North by Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, East by Essex, South by Middlesex, and West by Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. It is about 36 miles long, and 16 broad; and is divided into eight Hundreds — Braughin, Broadwater, Cashio, Dacorum, Edwintree, Hertford, Hitchin and Picton, and Odsey. Rivers: the Lea, the Maran, the Rib, the Quin, the Coln, the Stort, and the Verlam. It has 16 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Dioceses of London and Lincoln; and it is in the Home Circuit. Area 528 square miles, or 337,920 acres. Population, 157,207.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Hertfordshire Towns & Villages

Shenley Hertfordshire Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870


SHENLEY, a parish, with a village and three hamlets, in the district of Barnet and county of Hertford; 4 ¼ miles W of Potters-Bar r. station, and 5 NW of Barnet. It has a post-office under Barnet. Acres, 4,056. Real property, £9,367. Pop., 1,304. Houses, 281. The property is much subdivided. The manor, with Porters House, belongs to T. B. Myers, Esq. S. House, S. Lodge, Colney House, the Grange, High Cannons, Well-end Lodge, and Rowley-Green are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £1,100. Patrons, the Newcome family. The church is old but good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, three national schools, and charities £18. Falle, the historian of Jersey, was rector.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].