During the Middle Ages the hamlet of Hartwell was to the south of the current village
on the site of present day Chapel Farm. Up to the 1600s there were several
scattered settlements in the area, concentrated around Chapel farm. These included
The Elms, Hartwell End and Carriers Green. The original hamlet was deserted by the
seventeenth century. What we know as Hartwell today was beginning to expand
along Park Road, Lower End and Forest Road as far as School Lane.
There is an entry for Hartwell in the Domesday Book. It is under the heading Hertewelle.
More recent information about the history of Hartwell can be found in the Hartwell Parish Appraisal 2000.
Further information can be found in the Hartwell Parish Plan 2012.
There are links for both Hartwell documents below.