Historical information

This page links to documents [in Adobe PDF format] providing documentation on the history of Pirton. Some may be large.

Historical documents

You can download the following series of transcripts

The system of fields 1595    Download

Byelaws of the parish of Pirton 1663…byelaws were made at the manor court to regulate the use of the common fields in the parish   Download

Fields belonging to the Manor of Pirton Doddingselles  Download

A walk round the parish boundary 1783    Download

The Manor of Pirton was held by Eton College from 1516 to 1800. The catalogue shows their holdings Download


You can download the following series of articles.

Christopher Dyer 1997, History and Vernacular Architecture  Download

County Histories

JE Cussans 1874 History of Hertfordshire, containing an account of the descents of the various manors; pedigrees of families connected with the county; antiquities, local customs &c: half Hundred of Hitchin.

N Salmon 1728 The history of Hertfordshire; describing the county and its ancient monuments.

W Page 1912 The Victoria County History now published online as British history online


Internet Links

Open Domesday

The first free online copy of Domesday Book


Images of England

Photographs of buildings taken as part of Historic England project







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