The History of Preston, near Hitchin
By Philip Wray
The village of Preston has a comprehensive website which explains its history using censuses, the parish records (baptisms, marriages and burials) of Hitchin, Ippollitts and Kings Walden and the manorial records of Maidencroft, Temple Dinsley and Missenden.
It includes scores of historical news stories, dozens of maps, hundreds of photographs of people and places, family trees and pages about its notable inhabitants farms, church and chapel, school, Temple Dinsley and Minsden Chapel.
There is a listing of family interests of people researching villagers and a contact page.