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Watford Listen/ˈwɒtfəd/ is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, situated 17 miles northwest of central London and within the bounds of the M25 motorway. It contains Cassiobury Park, a public park that was once the manor estate of the Earls of Essex, and Watford Football Club, a professional team who play in the Football League Championship – the second highest level of English football.
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Watford, Hertfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Watford.-- market town and par., Herts, in SW. of co., on river Colne, 9 miles SW. of St Albans and 18 miles NW. of London by rail - par., 10,780 ac., pop. 15,507; town (comprising parts of Bushey and Watford pars.), 530 ac., pop. 10,073; P.O., T.O., 2 banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. Watford has an ancient parish church, free library, and school of science and art. In the town and neighbourhood are a silk factory, straw-plait factory, wood-turning works, breweries, papermills, and some other industrial establishments. The London Orphan Asylum is situated at Watford.
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