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Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

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Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Hoddesdon is in the English county of Hertfordshire, situated in the Lea Valley. The town grew up as a coaching stop on the route between Cambridge and London. It is located 4 miles southeast of Hertford, 5 miles north of Waltham Cross and 11 miles southwest of Bishop's Stortford. At its height during the 18th century, more than 35 coaches a day would pass through the town. It saw a boom in the mid 20th century as gravel was extracted from the area to be exhausted by the 1970s.
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL3608
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01992
Population20,250 .

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

Hodesdon ~ Honsdon ~ Dodesdone ~ Hodesdone ~ Odesdone ~ Hodesduna

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

Hoddesdon, eccl. dist. and vil., Great Amwell and Broxbourn pars., Herts--dist., pop. 2951; vil., 4 miles SE. of Hertford; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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