The Rural Heritage Society is delighted to announce the publication of a further book about another aspect of the history of Little Gaddesden
TWO HOUSES by Frances Kerner
Family, property and landscape in Little Gaddesden c.1600 - 1800
Frances Kerner is an authority on our locality. Her book describes the history of the village between about 1600 and 1820 through the story of two houses on the village green and of their inhabitants, families and neighbours – going back to a time before Little Gaddesden had become an Estate village and when many villagers had moved here from London and often “commuted”, albeit less frequently and more slowly than their modern counterparts. And how many of us knew that the US Vice-President who shot and mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton had visited the village on his European travels?
Copies of the book are available for only £10 from any member of the RHS committee.
Another new book
The Rural Heritage Society intends to publish another book about the history of Little Gaddesden covering it's development in times before the first World War. It will be edited by Roger Bolton. Whist we already hold a large amount of material in our archives we need the support of the present residents to provide access to historical documents and artifacts to complete the picture. Contact Roger or any member of the committee for details of how you can help.
Grey's map of the Ashridge estate produced for the Earl of Bridgewater in 1762
The RHS can produce reproductions of this map individually to order in a variety of formats and sizes. It includes the whole of the village of Little Gaddesden.
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