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Ware, Hertfordshire

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Ware, Hertfordshire

Ware is a town of around 18,000 people in Hertfordshire, England close to the county town of Hertford. It is also a civil parish in East Hertfordshire district. The Prime Meridian passes to the east of Ware.
DistrictEast Hertfordshire
Post townWARE
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL3614
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01920

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

Wane ~ Waras, Warres ~ Wara, Wares

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

Ware, market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, in E. of co., on river Lea, 2 miles NE. of Hertford and 22 N. of London by rail - par., 4705 ac., pop. 5745; town (comprising parts of the parishes of Ware, Great Amwell, and Little Amwell), 641 ac., pop. 5277; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. The chief industries are malting and brickmaking. The Ware malting establishments supply most of the London breweries. Among other buildings at Ware are St Edmund's College (1795), with church by the elder Pugin, and the remains of a 13th century priory. The great bed of Ware, mentioned by Shakspere, is now at Rye House, about 4 miles from the town. Ware Park and Ware Priory are seats.

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