About the book
“This continues Rowe’s 2009 volume on Hertfordshire’s medieval parks, maintaining its excellence.” Paul Stamper, British Archaeology
“It is impressively rich, rewarding and readable, combining breadth of vision with an astonishing amount of intriguing information.” Ruth Jeavons, Herts Past & Present
This book forms a continuation of the research published in Medieval Parks, Anne Rowe’s highly regarded volume of 2009. Now she turns her attention to the deer parks that existed in Hertfordshire during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
Drawing on the earliest county maps, most notably those produced by Saxton in 1577 and Norden in 1598, and both State papers and estate records, Anne Rowe builds a detailed picture of Hertfordshire’s Tudor and Early Stuart parks.
At least 70 parks existed in Hertfordshire at various times between 1485 and 1642, but for only 46 of those parks is there evidence that they contained deer at some point during the period. These confirmed or probable deer parks form the focus of this study.
Of course not all of them were sixteenth-century creations: less than one-third were ‘new’ parks, the remainder had been in existence for much longer, in one or two cases being recorded in Domesday Book.
ISBN: 978-1-912260-11-9 Format: Paperback, 304pp Published: Mar 2019
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