Local History and Heritage

south-oxhey-photo-2-jpg.JPGSeveral historical people have lived or worked in the district, including William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania and the paper mill owner, John Dickinson.

Historical buildings in the district include Moor Park Mansion and Basing House, the home of the Three Rivers Museum.

There are a variety of small towns and villages located within the district, offering the choice between rural countryside and urban residential and business areas.

*** Picture of South Oxhey in the 1960's

Local history groups

Abbots Langley Local History Society

Main activities include illustrated winter lectures, usually on the last Monday of each month. Richard Simons
01923 267585.

Friends of Croxley Great Barn


Works to conserve and publish information about the ancient barn including a regular newsletter. Contact the Secretary 01923 779284.

Kings Langley Local History and Museum Society

Holds monthly public meetings on a range of topics. Contact the Honorary.

Secretary 01923 264109

The Leavesden Hospital History Association

The Leavesden Hospital History Association (LHHA) was started in 2010 for the purpose of preserving the history, memorabilia and memories of the staff and patients who worked and lived at Leavesden Hospital (1870-1994)  St. Pancras Orphanage (1870-1932) and the Canadian Hospital (1939-1947).

Rickmansworth Historical Society

Covers prehistory to recent history. Talks and lectures are held about the area and more general topics. Meetings held the second Thursday of the month. Contact Ann Vernau 01923 775882.

Sarratt Local History Society

At least five meetings a year plus open evenings, special events and trips to places of historic interest. Pam Turner 01923 267000.

South West Herts Archaeological and Historical Society

Lectures held from October to April with occasional excursions during the summer. Stephen Moore 01923 265992.

Not on the list? If you would like your group to be added to this list please contact us.

For more historical groups in Hertfordshire visit or ring Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4040.

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