A Walk along Tilehouse Street & Bridge Street

Authors: David and Bridget Howlett
Illustrations: Clarissa Szirtes

A Walk along Tilehouse StreetPerhaps the most fascinating and attractive of all Hitchin’s streets, Tilehouse Street has a 600 year history and varied character. The authors take you on a walk past 16th century houses, inns and shops, pointing out botched medieval alterations and ancient wool stores, crown post roofs, medieval timber-framing and gothic tracery. This leaflet contains a map and illustrations.

About the authors

David Howlett is a long-standing member, and now Chairman, of the society. Bridget Howlett is a historian by background and an archivist by profession. She is also an active and long-standing member of the society and has contributed to several books on the history of the town in addition to editing ‘A Survey of the Royal Manor of Hitchin 1676’ for the Hertfordshire Record Society.

This publication is currently out of print.

Publisher: Hitchin Historical Society 1983 (reprinted with amendments 1998, revised and re-designed 2009)