Percy Birtchnell

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Percy Birtchnell
Born 1910
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK
Occupation Historian
Language English
Nationality British
Period 20th Century
Genre Local history
Notable works A History of Berkhamsted
Bygone Berkhamsted

Percy Birtchnell was born in Berkhamsted in 1910 and is considered the doyen of West Hertfordshire historians. His publications include "A History of Berkhamsted" and "Bygone Berkhamsted" both published by Clunberry.

He was a regular contributor to the Berkhamsted Review from 1942 until his death in the 1980s.

When Augustus Smith Middle School merged with Thomas Bourne CofE Middle School in 1990 one proposed name for the new school was Percy Birtchnell Middle School,[1][full citation needed] before the name Thomas Coram Middle School was eventually selected.



  1. ^ Berkhamsted Gazette