Kings Langley
Kings Langley
Local History & Museum Society
Kings Langley

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As an introduction to the history of the village the aim of this website is to provide short articles, samples from our extensive picture library, details of our publications and links for further research.

The extended list of topics containing much new material, pictures and audio clips is to to found in the History section.

All pictures, unless otherwise stated, are from the archives of the Kings Langley Local History and Museum Society (KLLH&MS).

Please contact us with any queries, and especially, let us know if you can supply any further information.

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Kings Langley - Our Heritage

Kings Langley, a village in Hertfordshire, lays claim to an extraordinary history. From its origins prior to Roman settlement and thriving Domesday community, through its Royal Palace in the 14th Century to a wealth of transport connections, farming and industry, the village can recount tales matched by few other places in the U.K.


Kings Langely

This print from about 1840, shows the All Saints Church in Church Lane.
Traditional life in the village was then starting to undergo many changes. In contrast to the herdsman, a steam engine and carriages are just visible behind the four trees beyond the village school whose construction was at about the same time as the arrival of the railway.



Latest News and additions

December 2014

You are welcome to attend our monthly evening talks.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 21st January 2015 when Mike Reveley will be describing 'Kings Langley in Pre and Early Victorian Times'.

All meetings to start at 7.30 pm at Christ Church Baptist The Nap Kings Langley

Everyone welcome. Free entry - donation appreciated.

We are currently collecting copies of any photographs taken at either the Church Lane or Alexandra Road School sites. Please let us know if you can help.

Request for help by the Back to the Front team who are researching and planning events commemorating the local people who served during the First World War.

Did your ancestors live in Kings Langley?

This Society would be very pleased to hear from anyone whose ancestors or relatives lived in Kings Langley between about 1830 and 1851. This mainly early Victorian era was a time of a series of changes locally heralding the modern age. It would be good to know anything about individuals who were living in this parish at that time.

We are very pleased to announce our latest publication by Alan Penwarden and fellow archivists.

Please see our publications page.


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