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Hertfordshire County Council

Explore a variety of maps, photos, and documents for your research on landscapes, parks, or gardens, both large and small.

The types of records that could help you are:

  • Early county maps, from the 16th century onwards
  • Estate maps dating back to the 16th century
  • Early Ordnance Survey maps (from around 1878)
  • Aerial photographs from the 1940s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s
  • Photographs from the 19th century onwards
  • Magazine articles and pamphlets
  • Paintings and illustrations
  • Estate papers and sales particulars
  • Wills from the 15th century onwards
  • Designer’s plans, including Humphry Repton's Red Books for Panshanger and Tewin Water 
  • Reports by the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust.

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