SUGGESTED READING

"The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction" was published by the Society in 2018. It 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 photos. The 400-page hardback book costs £25 a copy. It can be purchased at the Tourist Information Offices in Bishop's Stortford, Saffron Walden or Thaxted, at Great Bardfield’s bookshop, Between The Lines, or by contacting the author Ken McDonald on either 01279 813226 or hundredparishes@btinternet.com

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


This website has good coverage of the history of a significant part of the Hundred Parishes:

The Recorders of Uttlesford History: www.recordinguttlesfordhistory.org.uk