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Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Harpenden is a town in Hertfordshire, England. The town's population is just under 30,000. Harpenden is a relatively affluent commuter town, with a direct rail connection into London and property prices are well above double the national average. Geographically it is located between (and a short distance from) two much larger neighbouring towns: Luton (to the north) and St Albans (to the south). It is flanked by the villages of Redbourn (to the west) and Wheathampstead (to the east).
DistrictSt Albans
Post townHARPENDEN
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL1314
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01582
Population29,881
 

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

Harden ~ Hardin ~ Harpedon

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

Harpenden, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Herts, 5 miles SE. of Luton by rail and 24¾ miles NW. of London, 5112 ac., pop. 3064; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity of vil. are the seats of H. Hall and H. Lodge.

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