Barley is a parish at the north-eastern corner of North Hertfordshire. It includes the communities of Barley, its main settlement, Shaftenhoe End and Smith’s End.

The unusual inn sign of The Fox and Hounds

History links

Barley Parish Council’s website, which contains useful information about the parish.

Domesday Book

Barley’s entries 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

Cra’ster, M D 1961 The Aldwick Iron Age settlement, Barley, Hertfordshire. Proceedings of the Cambridgeshire Antiquarian Society 54, 22-46
Cra’ster, M D 1965 Aldwick, Barley: recent work at the Iron Age site. Proceedings of the Cambridgeshire Antiquarian Society 58, 1-11
Jones, A 1977 Is Your Name Andrews – or Could It Be Anderson? Hertfordshire’s Past 2, 18-23