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The Hundred Parishes Society


“The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction” was published by the Society in 2018. All 800 copies were sold by early 2022 but it can be viewed or borrowed from local libraries. The 400-page hardback introduces readers to each of the Hundred Parishes with an outline of its history and a generous selection of photos depicting its heritage.

Each of the following books contains material that relates to a significant part of the Hundred Parishes. Publications with a more localised coverage are identified in individual parish introductions. Some of these books may be out of print, but available from libraries.

  • Archaeology of Cambridgeshire: Volumes 1 (south east) and 2 (south west). Alison Taylor
  • Cambridgeshire, a Shell guide. Norman Scarfe
  • Discover Uttlesford—circular walks along the Uttlesford Way. Peter Cooper
  • Essex—a Shell guide. Norman Scarfe
  • Essex Farming 1900 – 2000.​ Peter Wormell
  • Hertfordshire—a Shell guide. RM Healy
  • Land, Agriculture and Industry in North-West Essex: Spotlights on a Land Remembered. Geoffrey Ball
  • Out of Essex: Re-imagining a Literary Landscape. James Canton
  • The Buildings of England, Cambridgeshire. Nikolaus Pevsner
  • The Buildings of England, Essex. Nikolaus Pevsner
  • The Buildings of England, Hertfordshire. Nikolaus Pevsner
  • The Essex Landscape – a study of its form and history.​ John Hunter.
  • The Illustrated History of the Countryside. Oliver Rackham
  • The Nature of Essex. David Corke

The website of The Recorders of Uttlesford History has good coverage of the history of a significant part of the Hundred Parishes: