A dynasty of HItchin builders and brickmakers
Researched and written by Tony Crosby, Priscilla Douglas, Steve Fletcher, Mark Gimson, Bridget Howlett, Pauline Humphries and Simon Walker
When news emerged of the proposed sale and demolition of Jeeves Yard, a place long held in affection by Hitchin Residents, it aroused both professional and local interest.
The Jeeves family were master builders in the town for well over a century, and between 1832 and the 1920s both lived and worked on the site. Their family history shows links with the trade going back to the early 18th century.
This is a study of Jeeves Yard and its area from Saxon times to the present day. It is essential reading for all those interested in the development of the building trade, the building of Hitchin, and the story of the Jeeves family building dynasty.
About the authors
The book is a collaborative work by a team of local historians and industrial archaeologists, mainly drawn from Hitchin Historical Society, together with archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeological Services.