Parish Church

The Hundred Parishes Society


We hope you will make regular visits to this free resource and be inspired to discover more about the Hundred Parishes. We try to keep all information up to date and welcome feedback if an update is required or something does not work as it should.

Please select one of the sections from the menu on the left. If this is your first visit, we recommend that you start with the Introduction. If you like what we are doing, please support us by going to the Membership section where you can apply to join the Hundred Parishes Society at a cost of only £10 a year for a household or organisation. Members receive monthly emails with news, snippets of local history and suggested activities that are consistent with the Society’s aims.

The Parishes section links to short introductions for each administrative parish.

Our Walks can be freely downloaded and printed. The descriptions give route guidance and information about what is to be seen along the way. There are three groups: Station Walks, which start and finish at railway stations, Other Walks which suggest a parking place, and Quiet Lane Walks which avoid footpaths. Routes range from 1 mile to 17 miles.

The What’s On page is regularly updated for local events that offer an opportunity to engage with heritage, culture or the outdoors generally. Please use the Feedback form (at the bottom of the menu on the left) to advise us of any additions or changes. If an attraction appears to be open or an activity taking place, we recommend you check with their website before making a special journey.

The Articles section includes brief introductory essays, mostly illustrated, on a diverse range of subjects, each with focus on The Hundred Parishes.

Visitors to this website are welcome to copy the text and images for personal use or to pass them on in the interests of spreading knowledge and understanding of the Hundred Parishes, but no content may be used or reproduced for commercial purposes.

The Society’s hardback book, The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction, has now sold out. However, it can be viewed or borrowed at local libraries. 

Can you identify the photo? We regularly change the image on the right of the banner that appears at the top of each page of the website. The last photo was of Church Cottage in Langley Upper Green (passed on Quiet Lane walks number 305 and 312). If you have taken a good panorama photo that we might use, please email it to .