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Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Stevenage is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England. It is situated to the east of junctions 7 and 8 of the A1(M), and is between Letchworth Garden City to the north, and Welwyn Garden City to the south. Stevenage is roughly 30 miles north of central London. Its population was 1,430 in 1801, 4,049 in 1901, 79,724 in 2001 and 84,651 in 2007. The largest increase occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, after Stevenage was designated a new town under the New Towns Act of 1946.
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL2424
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Of England

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

Stevenach ~ Stevenhaugh ~ Stigenace

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

Stevenage, market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, in W. of co., 4 miles SE. of Hitchin and 10 N. of Hatfield by rail, 4545 ac., pop. 3116; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. The town was known at Domesday as Stevenach, and is a local government district. It has an ancient parish church and an endowed grammar school. The weekly market is for straw-plait, which is manufactured here in large quantities. In vicinity of town are six barrows, supposed to be Danish.

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