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Flamstead, Hertfordshire

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Flamstead, Hertfordshire

Flamstead is a village and civil parish in north-west Hertfordshire, England, close to the junction of the A5 and the M1 motorway at junction 9. The name is thought by some historians to be a corruption of the original Verulamstead. It should not be confused with the village of Flamstead End near Cheshunt in East Hertfordshire. Flamstead stands on a ridge above the River Ver, which runs on its north side; to the south the village extends downhill to the adjoining hamlet of Trowley Bottom.
DistrictDacorum
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL0714
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population6,900
 

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

Flamsted ~ Verlamstedt ~ Flammestede

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

Flamstead, par. and vil., Herts, 7 miles NW. of St Albans, 6004 ac., pop. 1846; P.O., T.O.

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