Some useful websites related to the world of the eighteenth-century diarist.
Contacting us and ordering the books
You can e-mail us using our contact form.
Catalogues and a museum
See the National Archives: Public Record Office (TNA:PRO) for visiting arrangements and the online catalogue.
See the Norfolk Record Office (NRO) for visiting arrangements and the online catalogue.
As well as the great national collections of the copyright libraries there are excellent local collections. Of particular relevance is the Colman Collection, bequeathed by descendants of Mary Hardy, in the Norfolk Heritage Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Norfolk’s museum of rural life with working farm.
For the clergy:
Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540–1835 (CCEd)
Venn’s Alumni Cantabrigienses
Specialist groups and societies
Many societies run by volunteers produce informative newsletters and/or journals of relevance to Mary Hardy’s world. Some also organise day and weekend explorations and other ‘frolics’.
Bure Navigation Conservation Trust (new website under construction in 2019)
NAHRG (the Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group)
These pages relate to the Hardys, their business and the artist who painted their portraits.
Mary Hardy featured on the Wiki main page, seen around the world, in 2017.
Areas where Mary Hardy wrote her diary
When visiting Mary Hardy’s home village be sure not to miss the experience of seeing water power in action at Letheringsett Watermill, rebuilt in 1798 and still producing stoneground flour for sale.
The Hardys’ former tied house the King’s Head, Letheringsett, right opposite their home and rebuilt in 1808, still does a busy trade.
Coltishall Church and Letheringsett Church are normally kept open during daylight hours.