|Alt names||Tredunda||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 138|
|Tredung||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 138|
|Tredwye||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 138|
|Type||Town, Civil parish, Urban district|
|Located in||Hertfordshire, England|
|See also||Dacorum District, Hertfordshire, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Tring is a small market town and civil parish in the Dacorum District of Hertfordshire, England. Situated in a gap passing through the Chiltern Hills, north-west of London, and linked to London by the old Roman road of Akeman Street, by the modern A41, by the Grand Union Canal and by rail lines to Euston Station, Tring is now largely a dormitory town in the London commuter belt.
A nineteenth century description
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Tring from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "TRING, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Berkhampstead [registration] district, Herts. The town stands on Icknield-street, 1¾ mile W of the Northwestern railway, and 5 NW of Berkhampstead; was known at Domesday as Treung, and belonged then to R. D'Eu; consists chiefly of two well built streets; carries on canvas-weaving, silk-throwing, silk-weaving, brewing, straw-plaiting, and parchment-making; and has a head post-office, a [railway] station with telegraph, a banking office, a market house, a handsome church, chiefly later English, restored in 1862, five dissenting chapels, a mechanics' institute, national schools, a weekly market on Friday, and fairs on Easter Monday and Old Michaelmas day. Population in 1861: 3,130. Houses: 649.
- "The parish includes several hamlets, and comprises 7,390 acres. Real property: £13,289; of which £156 are in gasworks. Population: 4,841. Houses: 1,010. The manor was given by Stephen to Feversham abbey; went, at the dissolution, to the Norths; passed to the Peckhams, the Guys, the Gores, and others; and belongs now to W. Kay, Esq. T. Park mansion is said, by some, to have been built by the Guys,-by others, to have been built by Charles II. for Nell Gwynne; and is now the residence of the Rev. J. Williams. Roman relics have been found. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Rochester. Value: £300. Patron: Christchurch, Oxford.
- "The sub-district contains 5 parishes and a part. Acres: 15,109. Population: 7,471. Houses: 1,547."
Until 1894 Tring included the hamlets of Wilstone and Long Marston. In 1894 Wilstone hamlet was joined to the ecclesiastical parish of Long Marston to form the civil parish of Tring Rural, but ecclesiastically Wilstone is still attached to Tring, and is served by a curate in charge. (Source: Victoria County History of Hertfordshire)