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Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

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Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

Wheathampstead is a village and civil parish in the City and District of St Albans, in Hertfordshire, England. It is north of St Albans and in the Hitchin and Harpenden parliamentary constituency. The population of the ward of Wheathampstead at the time of the 2001 census was recorded as 6,058. This includes several hamlets in the parish.
DistrictSt Albans
Post townSt Albans
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL1714
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01582
Population6,058 (2001 Census)
 

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

Watamestede ~ Whethamstead ~ Whethamsted

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

Wheathampstead, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Herts - par., 5187 ac., pop. 2319; vil., 5 miles NE. of St Albans and 7 NW. of Hatfield; P.O., T.O.; figured at Domesday as Watamestede, and was (1312) the meeting place of the barons in their war against Edward II.

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