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Willian, Hertfordshire

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Willian, Hertfordshire

Willian is a small village in North Hertfordshire, with a population of approximately 326. Along with Norton and Old Letchworth, it is one of the original villages which the new town of Letchworth Garden City grew up around. Despite this, it retains a distinctive character. The village was referred to in the Domesday Book as "Wilie", and the name probably derives from a word meaning "willows".
DistrictNorth Hertfordshire
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL2230
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01462

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


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

Willian, par., Herts, in N. of co., 2½ miles E. of Hitchin, 1866 ac., pop. 266.

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