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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Hitchin is a market town in North Hertfordshire District in Hertfordshire, England, with an estimated population as at 2011 of 33,350.
DistrictNorth Hertfordshire
Post townHITCHIN
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL1930
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01462

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

Hiche ~ Hitching ~ Hiz

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

Hitchin.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, on river Hiz, 32 miles N. of London--par., 6420c., pop. 9070; town, pop. 8434; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. Hitchen is a large and ancient town, pleasantly situated in a fertile valley; it is well built, and consists for the most part of spacious streets. The principal object of interest is St Mary's Church. The town has trade in corn, flour, and malt; there are several large malting-houses and a brewery. Straw-plaiting is a prominent industry, also the growing of lavender; in vicinity of town is the seat of Hitchin Priory.

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