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Walkern, Hertfordshire

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Walkern, Hertfordshire

Walkern is a village and civil parish in East Hertfordshire. It is located on the River Beane about two miles from Stevenage, and is noted as the home of Jane Wenham, who was in 1712 the last woman in England to be convicted of witchcraft.
DistrictEast Hertfordshire
Post townSTEVENAGE
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL2926
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01438
 

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

Wakchra

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

Walkern, par. and vil., Herts - par., 2992 ac., pop. 843; vil., 4 miles E. of Stevenage; P.O.

Walkern, Hertfordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

WALKERN (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Broadwater, union and county of Hertford, 4¾ miles (E. by N.) from Stevenage; containing 718 inhabitants. A fair for cattle is held on November 5th. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £20. 1. 10½., and in the gift of King's College, Cambridge: certain impropriate tithes have been commuted for £75. 7., and the incumbent's for £588. 13.; the glebes comprise respectively 100 and 26 acres. The church contains a curious monument of a Knight Templar. There is a place of worship for Independents.

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