Hertford Heritage Trail

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A few months ago a number of blue plaques appeared in and around the town centre of Hertford. Each was attached to a significant building which became part of the Hertford Heritage Trail.

Hertford is a charming town 25 miles north of London with an interesting history. As the county town of Hertfordshire it is home to twenty thousand people. I became one of the twenty thousand a few years ago.

As a resident of Hertford I had captured a number of images of the town over the years. In August 2017 I decided to use the Hertford Heritage Trail as a basis for adding some more. This selection features several images created recently with a few older photographs interspersed where I had them in my library. There are also a few gaps. Please check back occasionally as these will be filled over time.

The trail can start anywhere, but I have followed the route suggested by the Tourist Information Centre in the centre of town. A map and description of the Hertford Heritage Trail can be found here.

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Hertford Castle

Hertford Castle

25 Castle Street

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of 25 Castle Street Hertford
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of 25 Castle Street Hertford

12 - 14 Parliament Square

Green Dragon Vaults

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Green Dragon Vaults
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of 1 Fore Street

1 Fore Street

War memorial

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of War Memorial
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Bayley Hall

Bayley Hall

Shire Hall

 Hertford Tourist Trail Photo of Shire Hall
 Hertford Tourist Trail Photo of Egyptian House

Egyptian House

Samuel Stone

I have cheated here. The heritage trail includes a Samuel Stone plaque which now sits over a bar on Fore Street. This statue of Samuel Stone, found close to Hertford Theatre is much more attractive and was photographed last autumn.

 Hertford Tourist Trail Photo of statue of Samuel Stone
 Hertford Tourist Trail Photo of Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange

The Old Post Office

 Hertford Tourist Trail Photo of the former post office
 Hertford Tourist Trail Photo of the former Ram Inn

The former Ram Inn

Bluecoats Christs Hospital

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Bluecoats Christs Hospital
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Hertford East Station

Hertford East Station

The Priory St Johns Church

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of The Priory St Johns Church
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House

Hertford Museum

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Hertford Museum
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Lombard House

Lombard House

Old Cross Library

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of former Old Cross Library
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of McMullens

McMullens

Hartham Chapel

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Hartham Chapel
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Prince Albert Cottages

Prince Albert Cottages

Home of WE Johns

The former home of the Biggles author is the house to the right of the streetlamp.

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Home of WE Johns
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Old Cross Post Office

Old Cross Post Office

Yeomanry House

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Yeomanry House
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of 50 St Andrew Street

50 St Andrew Street

43 St Andrew Street

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of 43 St Andrew Street
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of North Road House

North Road House

Sele Mill

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Sele Mill
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Hertford County Hospital

Hertford County Hospital

Hales Free Grammar School

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of Hales Free Grammar School
 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of School of Industry for Girls

School of Industry for Girls

Former Addis Site

 Hertford Heritage Trail Photo of former Addis Site

The following locations will have photographs added pending more research: The County Gaol, Former Ebeneezer Chapel, Elsden Photographer and 37d West Street

This post is (and will probably always be) in development. I will try to improve the images as I wander around town over time. If you would like to know more about these or any other images of Hertford please get in touch.

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