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LATEST NEWS: Expansion of Hertford Heritage Trail

Since the launch of the Hertford Heritage Trail, there has been great interest in the 41 historic buildings which are recognised in the trail. Hertford Town Council and Hertford Civic Society are now considering expanding the Trail to include more of Hertford’s historically significant and interesting buildings. Successful properties will be honoured with the installation of a blue plaque, as well as their story documented in the Trail leaflet and online.

Nominations have now closed. 

Nominations are being considered by Hertford Town Council and The Hertford Civic Society, who will be in touch to obtain further details about the nominated building(s).

Hertford Town Council, in partnership with Hertford Civic Society launched the Hertford Heritage Trail.

Blue plaques have been erected on buildings with historic importance around the County Town. A total of 41 locations are included within the Heritage Trail.

The trail includes the oldest purpose-built Quaker meeting house in the country, the Georgian Shire Hall overlooking Fore Street’s rare pargeting and the site of the former Christ’s Hospital School, where an ancient water pump still graces the county.

The trail also features architecture at its finest, with Hertford East Station designed by W.N. Ashbee, and the Old Cross Library was designed by prolific British architect, Reginald Blomfield.

Buildings where famous individuals used to reside, including W.E Johns the author of ‘Biggles Books’, the first Hertford home of novelist Annie S. Swan and husband Dr. Burnett Smith, local GB and WWI hero are also included in the trail. Samuel Stone the founder of Hartford Connecticut, Stephen Austin, founder of the Hertfordshire Mercury and John Briant, bell founder and clock maker are also commemorated within the trail.

Please pick up a trail map from Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre: 10 – 12 The Wash, Hertford or by viewing the online trail map.