Historic Towns in the UK
March 26, 2018
Heavy & Small Plant, Tools & Equipment for Domestic or Professional Landscaping Work in Bishop’s Stortford
One of the towns that actively seeks to preserve it’s ancient roots is the historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire. The town, formerly Stortford, got it’s name in the year 1060 when the manor and estate were purchased by William, Bishop of London for the princely sum of £8! The Domesday Book recorded the village, as it was at the time, having a population of around 120. which increased to approx 1, 200 through the 16th and 17th centuries.
The main industry in Bishop’s Stortford was malting, but it was also a market town with a corn exchange. As with many other towns and villages throughout the UK, the arrival of the railway in 1842, made a huge difference to the town’s fortunes
Bishop’s Stortford has many Grade 11 listed buildings, and efforts are always put in place to protect the towns heritage. Any developments must be sensitive to or enhance the towns overall historic character. Conservation area boundaries were extended in 2015 much to the delight of residents who in fact suggested a number of further actions as documented in a communication from the Bishop’s Stortfords Civic Federation. The federation asked for restoration of original stone paving, high quality building materials, where improvements were allowed, and the replacement of structures ‘out of keeping’ with the area’s unique atmosphere. They also urged authorities to tighten existing planning controls in order to protect the surroundings.
If you are about to embark upon your own landscaping project or a small home improvement in Bishop’s Stortford, did you know you can hire all necessary tools and equipment from companies like Rhino Plant Hire. Along with a wide range of heavy plant machinery, Rhino offers everything you could need for your job, such as cutting and grinding equipment, lighting, heating, generators, drills and powered or non powered access.