Hemel Hempstead  Hertfordshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Hemel Hempstead like this:

Hemel Hempstead, market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, near river Gade and Grand Junction Canal, 12 miles SW. of Luton by rail, and 23 miles NW. of London, 7184 ac., pop. 9064; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Straw-plaiting is the staple industry, the minor trades comprising paper mills, iron-foundries, tanneries, and breweries.

Hemel Hempstead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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