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Heritage Lottery Fund Estates Records Project

The King's College estates records for Hertfordshire refer to College lands in the following manors:

Aston, Biggin, Buckland, Cathale, Cheshunt, Kelshall, Rickmansworth, Standon, Walkern and Watford.

From this page you can view images of selected documents from the Hertfordshire records, visit the online catalogue for each estate, provided through Janus, or download a copy of the county catalogue in Microsoft Word format.

Image Gallery

Here are some examples of documents taken from the Hertfordshire records.

Click on the thumbnail images to view a larger version.

Will of John Smith Will of John Smith, 1770
Ref: KCAR/6/2/7/7 AST/17
Farmer's letter
Ref: KCAR/6/2/15/14 BIG/147
Farmer's letter
Royal letters Royal letters patent, 1458
Ref: KCAR/6/2/34/2 CHE/3
Estate map of Walkern, 1810
Ref: KCAR/6/2/162/3 WLK/80
Colourful manuscript map

Links to the JANUS online catalogue

Click here to visit the online catalogue pages for the estates in Hertfordshire:

  • Aston
  • Biggin
  • Buckland
  • Cathale
  • Cheshunt
  • Kelshall
  • Rickmansworth
  • Standon
  • Walkern
  • Watford

Complete catalogue for Hertfordshire

Click on the link below to view the catalogue for the Hertfordshire records. Please note the Microsoft Word version of the catalogue is not kept as up-to-date as the online version, available through Janus. You are advised to look at the online version if possible.
[Please note you will need Microsoft Word '97 or later in order to view the document correctly, and it may take some time to download.]

The catalogue has been arranged alphabetically by estate, but if you are interested in a particular town or village within Hertfordshire, you can also download Word catalogues for each estate separately. See the full list of estates here.

If you are interested in viewing any of the documents from the Hertfordshire estate records, please Contact the Archive CentreContact Us to arrange an appointment.

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All links were current as of April 2007.