Tring  Hertfordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tring like this:

TRING, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Berkhampstead district, Herts. The town stands on Icknield-street, 1¾ mile W of the Northwestern railway, and 5 NW of Berkhampstead; was known at Domesday as Treung, and belonged then to R. D'Eu; consists chiefly of two well built streets; carries on canvas-weaving, silk-throwing, silk-weaving, brewing, straw-plaiting, and parchment-making; and has a head post-office,‡ a r. ...

station with telegraph, a banking office, a market house, a handsome church, chiefly later English, restored in 1862, five dissenting chapels, a mechanics' institute, national schools, a weekly market on Friday, and fairs on Easter Monday and Old Michaelmas day. Pop. in 1861, 3,130. Houses, 649.—The parish includes several hamlets, and comprises 7,390 acres. Real property, £13,289; of which £156 are in gasworks. Pop., 4,841. Houses, 1,010. The manor was given by Stephen to Feversham abbey; went, at the dissolution, to the Norths; passed to the Peckhams, the Guys, the Gores, and others; and belongs now to W. Kay, Esq. T. Park mansion is said, by some, to have been built by the Guys,-by others, to have been built by Charles II. for Nell Gwynne; and is now the residence of the Rev. J. Williams. Roman relics have been found. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £300.* Patron, Christchurch, Oxford.—The sub-district contains 5 parishes and a part. Acres, 15,109. Pop., 7,471. Houses, 1,547.

Tring through time

Tring is now part of Dacorum district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dacorum has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tring itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tring, in Dacorum and Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th January 2022

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