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Barkway once had a market, showing how important it was in the Middle Ages. The parish contains the settlements of Barkway, the main village, and Newsells.

Barkway High Street

History links

Barkway Parish Council’s website contains useful information about both Barkway and Newsells.

Domesday Book

Barkway’s entires in Domesday Book.

Family history links

The Uk and Ireland Genealogy website explains where to find parish registers.
The Family Search website links to free and subscription resources.

Further reading

Bryant, S R 1994 Whiteley Hill, near Royston: a Late Bronze Age ring-work? Hertfordshire Archaeology 11, 26-9
Wilkerson, J C & Cra’ster, M D 1959 Excavations at Whiteley Hill, Barley, Herts. Proceedings of the Cambridgeshire Antiquarian Society 52, 2-5
Went, D A 1992 Fieldwalking the Barkway Park Golf Course, Hertfordshire: an archaeological investigation. Letchworth: North Hertfordshire District Council