History Articles
December 20, 2011
Original Map - dated 1720 by E Bowen

  Puckeridge is a place of good entertainment for travellers and had formerly a market long since discontinued. Reproduced by kind permission of Alistair Kennedy.

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December 20, 2011
The Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys

The following extracts are taken from the Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S   Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II and James II. Sixth Edition - in four volumes Published in 1858 by H G Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden. 23rd February, 1659-60 I rose very early, and taking horse at […]

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December 20, 2011
Puckeridge Postal History
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December 20, 2011
Puckeridge Post Office - No. 1

Ware Penny Post On 27th July 1813 a proposal for the establishment of a local penny post from Ware to Wadesmill, Old Hall Green and Puckeridge, at an annual expense of £96-16-0, was approved by the joint Postmasters General. The Penny Post involved conveyance of letters between Ware and the three villages (all on the […]

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December 20, 2011
Puckeridge Post - Mail By Rail

Mail from Puckeridge was normally sent by road to the post town of Ware for sorting and onward despatch. However, for a time in the 1890s-1900s mail from the first collection of the day was sent by rail from Braughing Station (half a mile from Puckeridge, on the Buntingord branch line) to St. Margarets Station […]

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December 20, 2011
The Puckeridge Gate

Wadesmill Turnpike Trust TABLE of TOLLS Payable at this GATE by Virtue of an Act of Parliament passed in the 2nd Year of the Reign of King George the 4th. Desc Toll (d) For every Horse or other Beast drawn by any four wheeled coach, Barouche, Hearse, Sociable, Berlin, Chariot, Landau, Chaise, Chair, Calash, Phaeton […]

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December 20, 2011
Historical Information - Puckeridge and Standon

1598 travel book: Paul Hentzner's Travels in England. Observed that beds in the inns in Puckeridge were made by waiters - the first place where this had been noticed. 17th century offences Swearing. Not attending Divine Service for 2 months. Grinding malt on the Sabbath. Keeping an alehouse without a licence. Trading as a grocer […]

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December 20, 2011
Home Page History

Puckeridge nestles in an area of natural beauty, 27 miles north of London, between the villages of Standon and Braughing both recorded in the Domesday Book. The earliest known settlement was founded by the Catavellauni, Celts from north-eastern France. The Celts began to arrive around 250 BC. By 200 AD, rich from the proceeds of […]

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December 20, 2009
What's in a name

Lunardi Court Lunardi Court was named after a pioneering balloonist. Vincenzo Lunardi, born in Lucca, Italy, ended his first balloon flight in Standon Green End on 15th September, 1784. John Carrington, chief constable and diarist,  recorded "15th of Septr 1784 Lunderday assended in a Boolone at the attilery ground London to a great hithe over […]

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December 20, 2009
The Grange, High Street Puckeridge

In the 1950s Mr Sullivan was running The Grange as a Youth Hostel.  Whilst working on the building he found a bag of foreign money in the rafters.  His son, Michael, thinks his father gave it to the Museum in Hertford .  There was a framed piece of paper on the wall saying that the beams […]

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The Puckeridge Village website is managed by Dzined Ltd. If you have any questions regarding the site you can contact us at hello@puckeridgevillage.co.uk

 

This site is dedicated to the late Gloria Ganz who played a fundamental contribution to the content and management of this website.

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