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, 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].