By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-20.
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.
19th Century4 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 19th century.
20th Century2 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 20th century.
All localities12 Place-names and localities.
- Friars Way (Bushey)
- Marian Lodge (Little Gaddesden)
- Marion Close (Bushey)
- Robin Hood (Bishop's Stortford)
- Robin Hood (St Albans)
- Robin Hood (Tring)
- Robin Hood (Walkern)
- Robin Hood and Little John (Rabley Heath)
- Robin Hood Drive (Bushey)
- Robin Hood House (Little Gaddesden)
- Robin Hood Lane (Hatfield)
- Robin Hood Meadow (Hemel Hempstead)
Place-name clusters2 Clusters of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc.
Lists and gazetteers
- Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 298
- Gover, J.E.B.; Mawer, Allen; Stenton, F.M. The Place-Names of Hertfordshire (English Place-Name Society, vol. XV) (Cambridge, 1938)
- British History Online: Victoria County History – Hertfordshire (ed. William Page), vol. II, pp. 208-14
- The Historic Counties Trust: Historic Counties Descriptions
- Wikipedia: Hertfordshire.