Nursery and market gardening, largely under glass, brickmaking and saw-mills are the chief industries of Cheshunt.
Mtich of Italy contains Pliocene clay, which is good for pottery and brickmaking.
Its manufactures include silks, velvets, carpets, calico-printing, machinery and brickmaking.
Brewing, brickmaking and the manufacture of cement are also carried on, and there are several large powder mills in the vicinity.
Various industries are carried on, including brickmaking, tanning, brewing, and cart and wagon building.