Tring in 1838
Tring is in Dacorum hundred, 53 miles from London on the road to Aylesbury. The parish comprehends 7,390 acres, and had in 1831 a population of 3,488, nearly one-third agricultural. The town is neat, and contains several good houses. The church is an ancient building, with a massive tower, and contains some ancient monuments. There is a weekly market on Friday, and two yearly fairs. There are several dissenting meeting-houses. The living is a perpetual curacy united with the chapelry of Long Marston : the joint annual value is £157, with a glebe-house, in the deanery of Berkhamsted, the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and the diocese of Lincoln. There were in the parish, in 1833, six day-schools with 240 children, and five Sunday-schools with 659 children.