Rickmansworth & Chorleywood


A small town in southwest Hertfordshire and nestled at the confluence of the Rivers Chess and Gade, Rickmansworth is the latest member of the Local Directory family. Although there was a settlement dating back to the Stone Age, Rickmansworth was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086 as “the Manor of Prichemaresworde”. It is the administrative seat of the Three Rivers District Council. The enlarged River Colne flows south to form a major tributary of the River Thames. The town is served by the Metropolitan line of the London Underground and Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone to Aylesbury. As well as being a busy commuter town, “Ricky” (as it is known by locals) is also home to some stunning natural beauty spots such as the Aquadrome  Local Nature Reserve, Batchworth and Bury Lakes, and Stocker’s Lake nature reserve.


Like its neighbour, Chorleywood can also stake it’s claim as one of the newest members of the Local Directory family and trace its origins way back to ancient times – the Paleolithic era, no less! Chorleywood has several other claims to fame. It’s a centre for the Quaker Movement, with non-conformists flocking to Chorleywood in the late 17th century, promised sanctuary by the locals. In the early 1960s, researchers at the British Baking Industries Research Association in Chorleywood improved upon an earlier American bread-making process. This resulted in the Chorleywood Bread Process which is now used in over 80% of commercial bread production throughout the UK.

If you want to make more “bread” for your business (sorry!) then you should advertise with Local Directory. Local Directory was proud to launch the Rickmansworth & Chorleywood edition in June 2018. It’s distributed by hand in the following areas:

  • Rickmansworth
  • Loudwater
  • Moneyhill
  • Chorleywood
  • Chorleywood Common
  • Chorleywood Bottom

The Rickmansworth & Chorleywood Local Directory is delivered to over 8,000 homes every month. By advertising in all 17 Local Directory publications your business could reach over 144,000 homes locally!

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