Links     

 

These are the links that we know are most often used by people with an interest in the history of Wheathampstead.

There are sure to be more. If you find one, please contact us at : 

 

whs@wheathampsteadheritage.org.uk 

 

ABOUT WHEATHAMPSTEAD

 

This website is produced and managed by local resident Brian Joyce. It has a wealth of information about the village, with extensive historical content that includes oral history, clips from the local press dating back to the 19th century, and old photos. The section on local families lists scores of surnames with information about many of them, some contributed from as far afield as Australia. The section on local pubs shows photos of 26, many of which are now closed, with historical information about each.

http://www.wheathampstead.net/index.shtml

 

Here, you can see a range of aerial photographs of Wheathampstead, mostly taken between 1946 and 1952.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/asearch?search=wheathampstead

 

A list of pubs, inns and taverns in Wheathampstead, taken from the census, trade directories and elsewhere, with information about their history and many photos.

http://pubshistory.com/HertsPubs/Wheathampstead/index.shtml

 

A ten-minute silent film of a postman at work in Wheathampstead in the 1940s.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-postman

 

A BBC online news story, dated 2002, suggesting that Wheathampstead was becoming a ‘ghost' village.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2574253.stm

 

Photographs of Wheathampstead station platform from the 1960s to the present day, including the most recent stages of its restoration with the wagon and shelter.

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/w/wheathampstead/index0.shtml

 

A 20-minute silent film, made by local resident Margaret Wright, showing daily life in Wheathampstead in 1948, including the smithy, the wheelwright and the school.

http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/7268

 

A biography of Edward of Wheathampstead, progenitor of the Hertfordshire Brockett dynasty in the 15th century, from the Brocket archive.

http://www.brockett.info/hertfordshire/EdwardofWheathampstead.htm

 

The Hertfordshire Genealogy website includes pages about Wheathampstead, with many more links.

http://www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk/data/places/places-w/wheathampstead/wheathampstead.htm

 

The Herts Memories website was launched by HALS (Herts Archives and Local Studies) in 2009 to celebrate life in Hertfordshire. It includes memories, photos, knowledge and opinions about the county - as it is today and as it was in the past. The site is developed and edited by volunteers. It has a page with information about Wheathampstead.

http://www.hertsmemories.org.uk

 

This annotated aerial photograph of The Murphy Chemical Company Ltd, including the railway station and sidings, was probably taken in the 1950s.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47716665@N02/6867783700/

 

The late Samuel John Collins MBE (1928-2004) ("Mr Wheathampstead") collected some 300 photographs and other historical documents about the village. They can now be found on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wheathampstead-Historical-Archive/870756766273856

 

Historic Environment Records (sometimes referred to as Sites and Monuments Records) can be found on the Heritage Gateway website. Select "Hertfordshire", then insert "Wheathampstead" and select the area in which you are interested (eg within a 2km radius) to find a list of heritage buildings, archaeological sites, monuments and other sites of historical interest.

http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/gateway/chr/default.aspx

 

The BBC Domesday Project was produced on BBC computers by local schools in 1986 and gives a snapshot of village life at that time in the eyes of the schoolchildren. It has been resurrected as ‘Domesday Reloaded'. Click here to read the 23 entries from Wheathampstead. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/search?q=wheathampstead&type=Content

 

The Thrale family have long been linked to the history of this area. For information about the Thrales of Wheathampstead since the 18th century, with links to the Thrales of Sandridge and of St Albans, click here.

http://thrale.com/thrales_wheathampstead

 

LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETIES

 

SAHAAS (St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society, better known as 'The Arc and Arc')

(Search "Wheathampstead" to find a wealth of relevant material)

http://stalbanshistory.org/

 

Lemsford Local History Group

http://www.lemsfordhistory.co.uk/

 

Codicote Local History Society

http://www.codicotelocalhistorysociety.co.uk/

 

Harpenden Local History Society

http://www.harpenden-history.org.uk/

 

Welwyn and District Local History Society

http://www.welwynhistory.org/

 

Welwyn Archaeological Society

https://welwynarchaeologicalsociety.wordpress.com

 

Fleetville Diaries

fleetvillediaries.webplus.net

 

Hertfordshire Record Society

http://www.hrsociety.org.uk/

 

Hertfordshire Association for Local History

http://www.halh.org.uk/

 

Hertfordshire Family History Society

http://www.hertsfhs.org.uk/

 

REFERENCE, ARCHIVES etc.

 


A history of Murphy and Son Ltd from 1887 to the present day

http://www.murphyandson.co.uk/heritage/

 

English Heritage: listed buildings in the parish of Wheathampstead

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/england/hertfordshire/wheathampstead

 

History of Kimpton

http://www.kimptonvillage.tsohost.co.uk/history.htm

 

History of Blackmore End and Porters End - the legacy of the Baxendales

http://www.kimptonvillage.tsohost.co.uk/Groups/History/Delightful%20and%20Bracing%201.pdf

 

Victoria County History, Wheathampstead with Harpenden

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43281i

 

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/leisculture/heritage1/hals/

 

Harpenden Directory, including short descriptions of some buildings in the centre of Wheathampstead

http://www.harpendendirectory.co.uk/pages/historical-wheathampstead.html

 

The National Library of Scotland provides access to digitised Ordnance Survey maps up to the 1960  series for the entire country.  They allow users to quickly compare maps with later maps and modern satellite images. The site is invaluable to local historians. 

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/

 

Website of a company that sells old maps but includes a history of Hertfordshire

http://www.oldmap.co.uk/Hertfordshire.php

 

Website of a company that sells photographs including some of Wheathampstead in 1960/61

http://www.francisfrith.com/wheathampstead/photos

 

The village of Ayot St Lawrence is not in the parish of Wheathampstead but there are strong links via George Bernard Shaw, his friendship with Apsley Cherry Garrard of Lamer, and his use of the railway station. 

http://www.ayotstlawrence.com/