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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire in the East of England, 24 miles to the north west of London and part of the Greater London Urban Area. The population at the 2001 Census was 81,143 (but now estimated at around 89,000 by Hertfordshire County Council). Developed after World War II as a new town, it has existed as a settlement since the 8th century and was granted its town charter by King Henry VIII in 1539.
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL0607
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01442

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

Hamelamstede ~ Hehan Hamsted ~ Hempstead ~ Hemstead ~ Hemsted ~ Hamelamestede

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

Hemel Hempstead, market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, near river Gade and Grand Junction Canal, 12 miles SW. of Luton by rail, and 23 miles NW. of London, 7184 ac., pop. 9064; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Straw-plaiting is the staple industry, the minor trades comprising paper mills, iron-foundries, tanneries, and breweries.

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