Hertfordshire place-names

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
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Full name Hertfordshire
Abbreviation Herts
Coordinate 51.8388, -0.188012
Area (1801) 1582.89147 km2[1]
Population (1801) 97393[1]
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Localities named after Robin Hood (or members of his band) in Hertfordshire. Click cluster marker for locality markers. Click locality marker for link to page. Historical county boundary coordinates provided by the Historic Counties Trust.
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Robin Hood (Hitchin)¤1721|Robin Hood (Potters Bar)¤1751|Robin Hood (Tring)¤1851|Robin Hood and Little John (Tonwell)¤1851|Robin Hood (Bishop's Stortford)¤1861|Robin Hood (St Albans)¤1871|Robin Hood and Little John (Rabley Heath)¤1871|Little John's Wood (Caddington)¤1880|Robin Hood (Hatfield)¤1881|Robin Hood House (Little Gaddesden)¤1883|Robin Hood (Bushey)¤1891|Marian Lodge (Little Gaddesden)¤1905|Robin Hood Cottages (Little Gaddesden)¤1924|

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-28.

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County description

The Historic Counties Trust describes Hertfordshire as follows:

Hertfordshire, particularly southern Hertfordshire, is much affected by its closeness to the Metroplitan conurbation, sprouting ubiquitous red brick housing developments and hostile trunk roads. Despite that though much of the county has remained rural and unspoilt. The west of Hertfordshire rises into the edge of the Chilterns, with its typical small villages and beechwoods. From the Colne Valley's birch and blackthorn woodlands to the mixed farmlands of the bulk of the county are networks of footpaths for all to enjoy. The county's most charming town is the city of St Albans. It stands on a hill overseen by St Albans Abbey, a very large and distinctive church, and a cathedral since 1877. St Albans has the important Roman remains of the city of Verulamium. Hertford, the county town, combines the old market town with a busy modern outer town.

Main Towns: Abbots Langley, Barnet, Berkhamstead, Bishop's Stortford, Borehamwood, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Hertford, St Albans, Tring, Watford, Welwyn Garden City.
Main Rivers: Lea, Colne, Stort, Ivel, Rib, Mimram.
Highlights: St Albans Cathderal; Shaw's Corner, Ayot St Lawrence; Hatfield House; Verulamium roman remains.
Highest Point: Pavis Wood (nr Hastoe), 244.75 m.
Area: 1882.92 km.[2]

Chronology

18th Century

2 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 18th century.

19th Century

9 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 19th century.

20th Century

2 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 20th century.

All localities

19 Place-names and localities.

Place-name clusters

3 Clusters of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc.

Lists and gazetteers

Background

Neighbours

Notes