SUGGESTED READING

"The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction" was published by the Society in 2018. All 800 copies were sold by early 2022 but it can be viewed or borrowed from local libraries. The 400-page hardback introduces readers to each of the Hundred Parishes with an outline of its history and a generous selection of photos depicting its heritage. 

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