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Digswell is an ancient village in the English county of Hertfordshire which is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book. Digswell's name may be derived from Deacon's Well. There were two Manors, with 2 water Mills, much land under plough, and a large area of woodland. Little changed until 1922 when part of the estate once belonging to Lord Cowper of Panshanger was sold at auction, and bought by a group of pioneers of the Garden City Movement including Ebenezer Howard.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Digswell, Hertfordshire has been known in the past
Dichelswelle ~ Dichelesuuelle
Digswell, Hertfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Digswell, par. and hamlet, Herts, 4 miles N. of Hatfield, 1656 ac., pop. 227; contains D. House.
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