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Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

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Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Rickmansworth is a small town in South-West Hertfordshire, England located mainly to the north of the Grand Union Canal and the River Colne. The nearest large town is Watford, approximately 5 miles to the east. Rickmansworth is the administrative seat of the Three Rivers District Council local authority. The name of the local authority is derived from the confluence of three rivers within the perimeter of Rickmansworth.
DistrictThree Rivers
Post townRICKMANSWORTH
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTQ0494
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01923
Population14,571
 

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

Rechemanesworth ~ Richmeresweorth ~ Prichemareworde

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

Rickmansworth, small town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, at the confluence of the Chess and the Colne, 3½ miles SW. of Watford, 10,020 ac., pop. 5511; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has mfrs. of strawplait and paper; attracts many anglers for the sake of sport in the neighbouring waters. Rickmansworth Park:, seat, is in N. vicinity of the town.

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