WELCOME

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.

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.

Our Walks can be downloaded and printed. There are two groups: Station Walks, which mostly involve a train journey, and Other Walks which do not require a train. Walks 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. 

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

The Society's book introduces readers to each of the Hundred Parishes with an outline of its history and a generous selection of photos depicting its heritage. In all, there are almost a thousand pictures. The 400-page hardback costs £25 a copy. More than 97% have been sold. While stocks last, it can still be viewed and purchased at the Tourist Information Centres in Bishop's Stortford and Saffron Walden, at Great Bardfield’s bookshop, Between The Lines, and at Saffron Walden's Hart's Books, or by contacting the author Ken McDonald on either 01279 813226 or hundredparishes@btinternet.com. It can be delivered in the UK at a total cost of £32.

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 St Helen's Chapel in Wicken Bonhunt. If you have taken a good panorama photo that we might use, please email it to hundredparishes@btinternet.com .