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Harpenden
Harpenden
is a town in the St Albans
St Albans
City district in the county of Hertfordshire, England. The town's population is just under 30,000.[2] Harpenden
Harpenden
is a commuter town, with a direct rail connection through Central London
London
and property prices well over double the national average.[3] Geographically it is located between (and a short distance from) two much larger neighbours: Luton
Luton
town (to the north) and the city of St Albans
St Albans
(to the south). It is flanked by the villages of Redbourn
Redbourn
(to the west) and Wheathampstead
Wheathampstead
(to the east).

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Transport 4 Economy 5 Shopping 6 Parks and commons 7 Education 8 Twinning 9 Miscellany 10 Notable residents 11 Sports 12 Voluntary organisations 13 Scouting in Harpenden 14 Gallery 15 References 16 External links

History[edit]

The Harpenden
Harpenden
coat of arms sign before entering the town centre

Church Green in Harpenden
Harpenden
Town Centre

Christmas tree on Church Green

There is evidence of pre-Roman Belgic
Belgic
farmers in the area. In 1867 several items were found including a bronze escutcheon, rams-head shaped mounts, and a bronze bowl.[4] There are Roman remains in land around Harpenden, for instance the site of a mausoleum in the park at Rothamsted.[5] A tumulus near the river Lea was opened in the 1820s and it contained a stone sarcophagus of Romano-Celtic origin. Five objects dating from around 150 AD, were inside including a glass jug with a Mediterranean stamp and samian ware dishes used for libations.[6] Up to the 13th century the area of the parish consisted of woodland with small hamlets and single farmsteads around cleared areas called "End" or "Green" and there are 19 Ends and 18 Greens in area of Harpenden
Harpenden
and Wheathampstead
Wheathampstead
parishes. Many of these still survive today.[7] Harpenden
Harpenden
village grew out of Westminster Abbey's gradual clearing of woodland for farming and settlement within its Wheathampstead
Wheathampstead
manor, granted by Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor
in 1060. A first reference to a parish church is in 1221 (where it is referred to as Harpendene) so it is inferred that the village grew up around then. The church of St Nicholas is the oldest church in the town, originally built as a Chapel of ease
Chapel of ease
in 1217. Just beyond the southern edge of the town lies Nomansland Common (sometimes simply called "No Man's Land") upon which part of the Second Battle of St Albans
St Albans
was fought during the Wars of the Roses. Nomansland Common also saw the first annually contested steeplechase in England, in 1830 when it was organised by Thomas Coleman, and the last fight of nineteenth century bare-knuckle fighter, Simon Byrne. It was also the haunt of the highwaywoman Lady Katherine Ferrers, better known as the "Wicked Lady". A widespread but now little-known industry of Harpenden
Harpenden
was straw-weaving, a trade mainly carried out by women in the nineteenth century. A good straw weaver could make as much as a field labourer. The straw plaits were taken to the specialist markets in St Albans
St Albans
or Luton
Luton
and bought by dealers to be converted into straw items such as boaters and other hats or bonnets. The arrival of the railway system from 1860 and the sale of farms for residential development after 1880 radically changed Harpenden's surroundings. First the Dunstable Branch of the Great Northern Railway passed through the Batford area with a station later named Harpenden East railway station (this line is now closed and forms a cycle track). Then the main line of Midland Railway
Midland Railway
was built in 1868 with a station near the main village which still exists today.[8] The Harpenden
Harpenden
and Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
Railway, known locally as the Nicky Line was opened in 1877. Between 1848 and 1914 the common was a regular venue for horse racing. In his History of Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
in 1879, John Edwin Cussans
John Edwin Cussans
commented "Notwithstanding that these meetings are under the most unexceptional patronage as regards the Stewards, yet for two days in the year all the London
London
pickpockets, sharpers and blackguards who happen to be out of gaol are permitted to make Harpenden
Harpenden
their own and to make travelling in a first-class carriage on the Midland Railway
Midland Railway
a danger to men and an impossibility to ladies." Golf has been played on the Common since 1894 and it was at that time Harpenden
Harpenden
Golf Club was set up by a group of Harpenden
Harpenden
people with the help and a financial contribution of 5 pounds from Sir John Bennet Lawes
John Bennet Lawes
of Rothamsted Manor. The club moved to a new course at Hammonds End in 1931, at which time Harpenden Common Golf Club
Harpenden Common Golf Club
was formed by those who wanted to remain at the Common. In 1932 Bamville Cricket club was formed and shares part of the Common with the Golfers. Harpenden
Harpenden
is the home of Rothamsted Manor
Rothamsted Manor
and Rothamsted Research (formerly Rothamsted Experimental Station
Rothamsted Experimental Station
and later the Institute of Arable Crops Research), a leading centre for agricultural research. In front of its main building, which faces the common, is a stone, erected in 1893, commemorating 50 years of experiments by Sir John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert.. Lawes inherited the family estate at Rothamsted in 1834. Acknowledged as "the father of agricultural science", his early field experiments on Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
farms led him to patent a phosphate fertiliser, the sales of which enriched him immensely. With the proceeds, he established the experimental station, building laboratories in the 1850s. The station continued the development of the artificial fertilisers on which most modern farmers now depend. Some of the long-term 'classical field experiments' begun by Lawes and Gilbert remain in place to this day (such as Broadbalk) representing a unique resource for agricultural and environmental research. In 1913 the National Children’s Home
National Children’s Home
moved to Harpenden
Harpenden
with a large site Highfield Oval which was home to over 200 children. The site featured a print works, a carpenters’ and joiners’ shop, a bootmakers shop and a farm where boys undertook apprenticeships. Girls were mainly trained in domestic service with some being trained in sewing and office work.[9] The children lived in a "family" of 8-10 children each run by a sister or house mother. The chapel was gift from Joseph Rank
Joseph Rank
and was built in 1928.[10] The home was run on site until 1985.[11] The site is now the head office of Youth with a Mission an international Christian missionary organization.[12] The Harpenden
Harpenden
Growth Study, one of the earliest longitudinal tests, was overseen by James Mourilyan Tanner
James Mourilyan Tanner
and monitored the development of many of the children over a number of years.[13] During the Second World War, Harpenden
Harpenden
was used to evacuate children from heavily-bombed London. However, Harpenden
Harpenden
was not totally confident in its safety, as evidenced by the now decaying Bowers Parade air raid shelters,[14] soon to be secured for the future. It has been suggested both that it be used for educational and emergency training purposes.[15] The Harpenden
Harpenden
and District Local History Society[16] has a collection of local material and archives which can be consulted, and holds regular meetings on topics of historical interest. Geography[edit] There are two civil parishes: Harpenden
Harpenden
and Harpenden
Harpenden
Rural. As Harpenden
Harpenden
is located in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
just outside London, Harpenden
Harpenden
is an area of extremely high property costs. This is common in the region. Land Registry data suggests that the average house price in Harpenden
Harpenden
in the 1st quarter of 2006 was £500,902 (against £287,277 for St Albans
St Albans
District generally, and £183,598 nationally). The data also indicates that an unusually high proportion of houses in Harpenden
Harpenden
are owner occupied (81.4%, as opposed to 69.6% in the District generally, and 66.2% nationally).[17] The average price of a detached house is over £900,000 as of January 2012.[18] Harpenden
Harpenden
has a large number of its streets named after English literary figures on the East side of the town (an area known, unsurprisingly, as the Poets' Corner), including Byron Road, Cowper Road, Kipling Way, Milton Road, Shakespeare Road, Spenser Road, Shelley Court, Tennyson Road, Townsend Road, Masefield Road and Wordsworth Road. The River Lea
River Lea
flows through the Batford neighbourhood. Transport[edit]

Facing north at Harpenden
Harpenden
station from platform 1 (southbound)

Harpenden railway station
Harpenden railway station
is served by Thameslink on a frequent and fast rail link through central London. Suburban services stop at all stations on the route, while express services stop at St Albans
St Albans
City before continuing non-stop to London
London
St Pancras International, ( Harpenden
Harpenden
to St Pancras International
St Pancras International
– 25 minutes). Trains run north to Luton, Luton
Luton
Airport Parkway and on to Bedford. From London St Pancras International, trains continue south through major London interchanges such as Farringdon and London
London
Blackfriars before continuing on to Brighton via Gatwick Airport, Sevenoaks or Wimbledon and Sutton. The rail link therefore gives direct access to London Luton
Luton
Airport (one stop north) and London
London
Gatwick Airport (approx 1hr 10 m on a limited stops train).

Route Trains per hour Operator

Bedford to Brighton 2 Thameslink

Bedford to Three Bridges 2 Thameslink

Luton
Luton
to Sutton via Wimbledon 2 Thameslink

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Harpenden
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Preceding station National Rail Following station

Luton
Luton
Airport Parkway   Thameslink Thameslink Bedford - Three Bridges or Brighton

  St Albans
St Albans
City

Luton
Luton
Airport Parkway   Thameslink Thameslink Luton
Luton
- Sutton (via Wimbledon)

  St Albans
St Albans
City

Disused railways

Roundwood Halt Line and station closed

Midland Railway Nickey Line

Terminus

The Nickey Line
Nickey Line
railway used to link Harpenden, Redbourn
Redbourn
and Hemel Hempstead. It has since been converted to a path forming part of the National Cycle Network. The A6 used to run through Harpenden, although the road numbering was changed to avoid congestion. The M1 runs nearby. The closest access to the M1 is Junction 9 at Redbourn
Redbourn
& Dunstable or alternatively Junction 10 for Luton
Luton
& Airport. A number of bus services pass through Harpenden. There are 4 main frequent and reliable routes.

Route Number Route Operator Operation

321 Luton
Luton
Station Interchange to Watford
Watford
High Street via St Albans
St Albans
St Peter's Street Arriva Every 20 minutes (Monday - Saturday) Every 60 minutes (Sunday)

366 Luton
Luton
Church Street to South Hatfield via Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City
Bus Station Centrebus Every 60 minutes (Monday - Saturday)

610 Luton
Luton
Station Interchange to Cockfosters Station or Enfield Town Church Street (Peak times only) via Hatfield Uno Every 60 minutes (Monday - Friday)

657 Harpenden
Harpenden
to St Albans
St Albans
St Peter's Street via Wheathampstead
Wheathampstead
(extending to Redbourn
Redbourn
on School Days) Uno Every 60 minutes (Monday - Saturday)

A fifth bus service, the Metroline 84A, which served Luton
Luton
Airport, St Albans, and stops to New Barnet, ceased running between Luton
Luton
Airport and St Albans
St Albans
in April 2017. Economy[edit]

Rothamsted Research
Rothamsted Research
is the largest agricultural research centre in the United Kingdom

Harpenden
Harpenden
is a prosperous town. In an analysis of the average income tax paid by constituency, Hitchin
Hitchin
and Harpenden
Harpenden
came 10th.[19] In a list of the most valuable commuter areas compiled by Savills Research Harpenden
Harpenden
came 7th. Good transport links to central London
London
have been cited as a key factor.[20] Rothamsted Research, the largest agricultural research centre is based in Harpenden, it was founded in 1843. Shopping[edit]

Costa Coffee
Costa Coffee
in the Town Centre during Spring

Waitrose
Waitrose
supermarket in Town Centre

Harpenden
Harpenden
has many shops commonly found in other English towns, with three central supermarkets (Sainsbury's, Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer
and Waitrose), multiple female clothes shops, charity shops, banks, estate agents and chemists. A good proportion of these are run by independent retailers. The local council has resisted the opening of fast food chain outlets.[citation needed] Cafes are also common in Harpenden, but with only two commercial chains ( Costa Coffee
Costa Coffee
and Caffè Nero); the rest are owned independently. There are multiple restaurants, mainly of Italian origin, and many pubs. The Batford and Southdown, and Luton
Luton
Road districts also have their own shopping areas. Parks and commons[edit]

A view of Harpenden
Harpenden
Common Golf Club

A notable feature of Harpenden
Harpenden
is its abundant parks and commons. The central area of Harpenden, known locally as "the village" is characterised by Church Green, Leyton Green and the High Street Greens, which give the town its provincial feel. Just to the south of the town centre is Harpenden
Harpenden
Common, stretching from the shops in the town centre for more than a mile to the south, encompassing a total of 238 acres (96 ha). Today Harpenden
Harpenden
Common hosts two cricket clubs, Harpenden
Harpenden
Cricket Club, a Hertfordshire Premier League club that celebrated its 150 anniversary in 2013 and Bamville Cricket Club who play on Sundays on the golf course, a football club, bridle ways for horse riding, ramblers' paths and Harpenden
Harpenden
Common Golf Club, all contained in an area of natural beauty which was awarded a national Green Flag Award
Green Flag Award
in 2007. Harpenden
Harpenden
Town Council is keen to help retain and maintain the environment and oversees habitat issues including bird and bat watching, the maintenance/regeneration of gorse, fungi and all the original wildlife (fauna and flora) for the benefit of the people of Harpenden. Since 1894 Harpenden Common Golf Club
Harpenden Common Golf Club
has traditionally maintained a large part of the common and today works closely with Harpenden
Harpenden
Town Council and Countryside management. This partnership has enabled the people of Harpenden
Harpenden
to take full advantage of the common for all kinds of leisure activities, and the relationship of the golfers and others users has been excellent for many years. In addition the town has large green public spaces available in Rothamsted Park, Batford Park, Kinsbourne Green, Lydekker Park
Lydekker Park
and the Nicky Line
Nicky Line
which bisects the town. Just to the south of Harpenden
Harpenden
is the large expanse of Nomansland Common. Education[edit] Harpenden
Harpenden
has several secondary schools:

St. George's School, a specialist Technology and Language College. Sir John Lawes School, a specialist Media Arts College, Science College and Teacher Training college. Roundwood Park School, a specialist Mathematics and Computing College and Language College.

A new secondary school, Katherine Warrington School, is being built with the intention of opening in September 2018[21]. It also has three private schools:

Aldwickbury School
Aldwickbury School
is an independent all-boys preparatory school (years Reception to 8). The King's School is an independent Christian school (pre-school age to year 11). St. Hilda's School is an independent primary school for girls (years Reception to 6).

Twinning[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in the United Kingdom Harpenden
Harpenden
is twinned with:

Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, France[22] Alzey, Germany

Miscellany[edit]

Harpenden
Harpenden
Lions Highland Gathering continues a tradition that began in 1946. The Gathering is held every July in Rothamsted Park
Rothamsted Park
and attracts typically 5,000 visitors. It claims to be the largest UK Highland Gathering outside of Scotland. It raises many thousands of pounds each year for charities nominated by Harpenden
Harpenden
Lions Club who run the event. An annual classic car show, "Classics on the Common",[23] is held on the last Wednesday in July attracting over 10,000 visitors and 1300 cars. One of the biggest events of its type in Europe, it is a free event with any profits collected going to charity. The annual HERTS 10K run in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care takes place on the second Sunday in October. The event attracts thousands of runners and walkers making it one of the biggest 10k runs in Hertfordshire. The event starts and finishes at Rothamsted Research.

Notable residents[edit]

Julian Bliss, international clarinettist and child prodigy was born and raised in Harpenden[24] Steve Borthwick
Steve Borthwick
– who is the current Saracens rugby captain lives in Harpenden Ken Brown, who played in the Ryder Cup and is now a commentator for major golf competitions such as the British Open, grew up and still lives in Harpenden
Harpenden
and is a member of Harpenden
Harpenden
Common Golf Club[25] Steve Bould
Steve Bould
Ex-professional footballer and current Arsenal assistant manager Craig Charles, comedian and actor in Red Dwarf
Red Dwarf
and Coronation Street and host of the Funk and Soul Show and Robot Wars[26] lived in Harpenden.[27] Ralph Chubb, poet, artist and printer was born here in 1892 Dave Clarke visually impaired Paralympic GB football captain. Donald Coxeter, 20th century geometer attended St. George's School Joanna Dennehy, responsible for the Peterborough ditch murders grew up in Harpenden.[28] Matt Dickinson, Everest mountaineer, author, scriptwriter and director Lee Dixon, former Arsenal footballer Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, involved in the Dreyfus affair
Dreyfus affair
lived in Milton Road, after his flight from France
France
until his death in 1923. He is buried in St Nicholas' churchyard Siobhan Fahey, singer in Bananarama
Bananarama
lived in Harpenden
Harpenden
while she was 14 – 16. She attended Sir John Lawes School
Sir John Lawes School
for those 2 years Andy Farrell, Saracens and England
England
Rugby player Owen Farrell, rugby player for Saracens and a former member of St George's School Ronald Fisher, a statistician who almost single-handedly created the foundations for modern statistical science.[29] worked at Rothamsted Experimental Station Ben Foden, Northampton Saints and England
England
International Rugby Union player Miles Golding, classical musician and violinist of Split Enz Martin Gore
Martin Gore
from the band Depeche Mode Chris Grigg, businessman, Chief Executive of British Land, lives in Harpenden Mick Harford
Mick Harford
Ex- England
England
International Football Player and Manager. Currently working for Luton
Luton
Town Football Club whom he has previously managed. Una Healy, singer from The Saturdays Richard Herring, Comedian and podcaster, living in Harpenden
Harpenden
while London
London
home is renovated[30] Steve Hewlett, (1958 - 2017), former presenter of The Media Show on BBC Radio 4 George Hogg, British journalist who rescued 50 orphaned children in China during the Japanese occupation Frank Ifield, Australian singer and yodeller lived in Harpenden Guy Johnston, cello soloist and winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2000 John Keane, artist, was born here and grew up in Wordsworth Road.* Stanley Kubrick, filmmaker, lived and died in nearby Childwickbury Manor Henry Lawson, Australian writer, lived in 'Spring Villa', Cowper Rd, Harpenden
Harpenden
from July–September, 1900 Joe Lenzie Music Producer and DJ was born in Harpenden
Harpenden
and attended Sir John Lawes School Terry Lightfoot, Jazz clarinettist, ran the Three Horseshoes pub for five years during the late 1970s[31] Andy Linighan, former Arsenal footballer lived in Bewdley Close, Southdown Doug McAvoy, former General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers lived in Harpenden
Harpenden
between 1975 - 1990[32] Joan Moore, scientist Eric Morecambe, comedian, lived in Harpenden, close to his beloved Luton
Luton
Town FC. His funeral and burial took place in St. Nicholas Church. The Public Halls are named after him[33] Albert Moses, an actor who starred in Mind Your Language
Mind Your Language
playing Punjabi student Ranjeet Singh and a number of James Bond films John Motson, Football commentator Tim Rice, the composer, attended Aldwickbury School David Richardson, music producer, audio engineer, musician and founder of Sound Recording Technology, was born and lives in Harpenden[34] Christopher Strauli, actor, who starred in Only When I Laugh and Full House was born in Harpenden Dame Ellen Terry, actress 1847–1928, who lived in Harpenden
Harpenden
from 1868 to 1874 Jonathan Vernon-Smith, radio presenter for BBC Three Counties Radio was born in Harpenden
Harpenden
and attended Sir John Lawes School Katherine Warington, research botanist, 1897-1993, born and lived in Harpenden; worked at Rothamsted Experimental Station Sir John Wittewronge, owned and lived at Rothamsted Manor, where in the seventeenth century he kept a weather and gardening diary which has very early records of rain, temperature and winds Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere
Arsenal and England
England
International Football Player Ashley Young, Manchester United and England
England
International football player Richard Youngs alternative musician, grew up in the town and recorded several albums there, especially Lake and Advent Tim Sherwood, former Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur
and Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers
player who lived in Harpenden
Harpenden
during his coaching days at Tottenham

Sports[edit] Harpenden
Harpenden
is home to various sports clubs. Just a selection are listed below:

Harpenden
Harpenden
Cricket Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Town Football Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Rugby Football Club Elliswick Lawn Tennis Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Lawn Tennis Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Dolphins Cricket Club Bamville Cricket Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Colts Football Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Hockey Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Golf Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Common Golf Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Swimming Club Harpenden
Harpenden
(Lawn) Bowling Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Aro Runners [3] Skew Bridge FC [4] Harpenden
Harpenden
Rovers Football Club Harpenden
Harpenden
Forastero Cycling

Voluntary organisations[edit]

Harpenden
Harpenden
Lions Club[35] Harpenden
Harpenden
Village Rotary Club Round Table Probus Ladies' Circle

Scouting in Harpenden[edit] There is a strong tradition of scouting in Harpenden. There are a large number of Scout groups in and around the area of Harpenden, all falling under the heading of the " Harpenden
Harpenden
and Wheathampstead District Scouts".

Harpenden
Harpenden
Scout Groups

1st Harpenden 2nd Harpenden
Harpenden
[5] 3rd Harpenden 4th Harpenden 5th Harpenden 9th Harpenden 10th Harpenden 12th Harpenden 1st Wheathampstead 1st Kimpton

Harpenden
Harpenden
Explorer Scout Units

Harpenden
Harpenden
Explorer Scout Unit (HESU) Kinsbourne Explorer Scouts (KES) OWLS Explorer Scout Unit (OWLS) Shackleton Explorer Scout Unit (SESU) Wheathampsted and Kimpton Explorer Scout Unit (WAKESU)

As well as taking part in a number of volunteer roles and marching in both the Remembrance and St George's Day parades, a well known local institution that heavily involves the local scouts is the Harpenden and Wheathampstead
Wheathampstead
District Scout Gang Show, an annual variety show in which the cast is composed entirely of Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, all between the ages of 9 and 18. The Harpenden
Harpenden
Gang Show recently[when?] earned the accolade of being the world's longest continuously running Gang Show, with a performance every year since 1949.[36] Gallery[edit]

Harpenden
Harpenden
High Street, looking north

Harpenden
Harpenden
High Street, looking north

Harpenden
Harpenden
High Street, looking south

Harpenden
Harpenden
War Memorial

St Nicholas Church

Lydekker Park

Rose garden in Rothamsted Park

References[edit]

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Harpenden
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Harpenden
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Borough of Broxbourne Borough of Dacorum District of East Hertfordshire Borough of Hertsmere District of North Hertfordshire City and District of St Albans Borough of Stevenage District of Three Rivers Borough of Watford Borough of Welwyn
Welwyn
Hatfield

Major settlements

Baldock Berkhamsted Bishop's Stortford Borehamwood Broxbourne Buntingford Bushey Cheshunt Harpenden Hatfield Hemel Hempstead Hertford Hitchin Hoddesdon Letchworth Potters Bar Rickmansworth Royston Sawbridgeworth St Albans Stevenage Tring Waltham Cross Ware Watford Welwyn
Welwyn
Garden City See also: List of civil parishes in Hertfordshire

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Civil parishes of Hertfordshire

Broxbourne

Unparished areas

Cheshunt Hoddesdon

Dacorum

Parishes

Aldbury Berkhamsted Bovingdon Chipperfield Flamstead Flaunden Great Gaddesden Kings Langley Little Gaddesden Markyate Nash Mills Nettleden
Nettleden
with Potten End Northchurch Tring Tring
Tring
Rural Wigginton

Unparished areas

Hemel Hempstead

East Hertfordshire

Albury Anstey Ardeley Aspenden Aston Bayford Bengeo Rural Benington Bishop's Stortford Bramfield Braughing Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham
and Meesden Brickendon
Brickendon
Liberty Buckland and Chipping Buntingford Cottered Datchworth Eastwick and Gilston Furneux Pelham Great Amwell Great Munden Hertford Hertford
Hertford
Heath Hertingfordbury High Wych Hormead Hunsdon Little Berkhamsted Little Hadham Little Munden Much Hadham Sawbridgeworth Standon Stanstead Abbots Stanstead St Margarets Stapleford Stocking Pelham Tewin Thorley Thundridge Walkern Ware Wareside Watton-at-Stone Westmill Widford Wyddial

Hertsmere

Parishes

Aldenham Elstree and Borehamwood Ridge Shenley South Mimms

Unparished areas

Bushey Potters Bar

North Hertfordshire

Parishes

Ashwell Barkway Barley Bygrave Caldecote and Newnham Clothall
Clothall
and Luffenhall Codicote Graveley Great Ashby Hexton Hinxworth Holwell Ickleford Kelshall Kimpton King's Walden Knebworth Langley Lilley Nuthampstead Offley Pirton Preston Radwell Reed Royston Rushden and Wallington Sandon St Ippolyts St Paul's Walden Therfield Weston Wymondley

Unparished areas

Baldock Hitchin Letchworth
Letchworth
Garden City

St Albans

Parishes

Colney Heath Harpenden Harpenden
Harpenden
Rural London
London
Colney Redbourn Sandridge St Michael St Stephen Wheathampstead

Unparished areas

St Albans

Three Rivers

Parishes

Abbots Langley Chorleywood Croxley Green Sarratt Watford
Watford
Rural

Unparished areas

Rickmansworth

Welwyn
Welwyn
Hatfield

Parishes

Ayot St Lawrence Ayot St Peter Essendon Hatfield North Mymms Northaw and Cuffley Welwyn Woolmer Green

Unparished areas

Welwyn
Welwyn
Garden City

Unparished boroughs

Stevenage Watford

See also

List of place

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