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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Berkhamsted is a historic town in England which is situated in the west of Hertfordshire, between the towns of Tring and Hemel Hempstead. It is also a civil parish with a designated Town Council within the administrative district (and borough since 1984) of Dacorum. The town's most prominent role in national affairs took place in early December 1066. Duke William of Normandy, having defeated the English army at Hastings, then crossing the River Thames at Wallingford.
DistrictDacorum
Post townBERKHAMSTED
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridSP9808
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01442
Population16,243 (2001 est.)(15,493 1991 est.) (10,785 1951 est.)
 

Other names by which Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire has been known in the past

Beckhamsted ~ Berkhampstead ~ Berkhampstead Great ~ Berkhampstead St Peter ~ Berkhamstead ~ Great Berkhampstead ~ Berchehamstede ~ Berchamstede

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Berkhampstead, Great, par. And market town with ry. sta., W. Herts, 22 miles W. of Hertford and 28 miles NW. of London, on the Grand Junction Canal -- par., 4364 ac., pop 4485; town (which includes part of Newchurch), pop about 500 PO., TO., 1 bank, 3 Newspapers. Market-day, Wednesday. It has mfrs. of chemicals, straw-plait and fancy wooden wares. B. was the birthplace of Cowper, the poet (1731-1800).

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