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Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Hatfield is a town and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, in the borough of Welwyn Hatfield. It had a population of 29,616 in 2001, and is of Saxon origin. Hatfield House, the home of the Marquess of Salisbury, is the nucleus of the old town. From the 1930s when de Havilland opened a factory until the 1990s when British Aerospace closed, Hatfield was associated with aircraft design and manufacture, which employed more people than any other industry.
DistrictWelwyn Hatfield
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL2207
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01707
Population29,616 (2001)

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

Bishops Hatfield ~ Haethfeld

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

Hatfield (or Bishops Hatfield), market town and par. with ry. sta., on river Lea, in co. and 6 miles SW. of Hertford - par., 12,884 ac., pop. 4059; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday; in the vicinity is Hatfield House, the seat of the Marquis of Salisbury.

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