Hertford Heritage Trail
Hertford Town Council & Hertford Civic Society have launched Hertford Heritage Trail.
Blue plaques have been installed on buildings with historic importance around the County Town. A total of 41 locations are included within the Heritage Trail.
Hertford Heritage Trail in detail…
Hertford Town Council, in partnership with Hertford Civic Society, have launched the Hertford Heritage Trail. Blue plaques have been installed on buildings with historic importance around the County Town. A total of 41 locations are included within the Heritage Trail.
The trail includes the oldest purpose-built Quaker meeting house in the country, the Georgian Shire Hall overlooking Fore Street’s rare pargeting and the site of the former Christ’s Hospital School, where an ancient water pump still graces the courtyard.
The trail also features architecture at its finest, with Hertford East Station designed by W.N. Ashbee, and the Old Cross Library was designed by prolific British architect, Reginald Blomfield.
Buildings where famous individuals used to reside, including W.E Johns the author of ‘Biggles Books’, the first Hertford home of novelist Annie S. Swan and husband Dr. Burnett Smith, local GB and WWI hero are also included in the trail. Samuel Stone the founder of Hartford Connecticut, Stephen Austin, founder of the Hertfordshire Mercury and John Briant, bell founder and clock maker are also commemorated within the trail.
Either pick up a copy of the trail map from the Hertford Town Tourist and Information Centre or download a copy below:
C4Urselves has partnered with Hertford Town Council to capture and share Hertford’s rich local heritage in a different and fun way.
If you live in or are visiting Hertford between now and the end of September, you can take part in our Living History Challenge, and help us create a “digital library” of what it’s really like to walk around Hertford today, between past and present, before it changes again in future.
To find out how to take part, please click HERE
If you feel there is something missing, or are the business owner and wish to get this listing updated, please contact the Town Centre Coordinator at Hertford Town Council on: 01992 552 885.