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Elstree, Hertfordshire

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Elstree, Hertfordshire

Elstree is a village in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire, England, on the former A5 road, which followed the course of Watling Street, about 13 miles north of London. In 2011, its population was 5,110. It forms part of the civil parish of Elstree and Borehamwood, originally known simply as Elstree. The village often lends its shorter name to businesses and amenities in the adjacent town of Borehamwood, and the names of Elstree and Borehamwood are used interchangeably.
Administrative CountyHertfordshire
Traditional CountyMiddlesex / Hertfordshire
OS GridTQ1795
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHertfordshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code020
Population4,765 (2001)

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

Ellestre ~ Idlestree

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

Elstree, par. and vil. (ry. sta. Elstree and Boreham Wood), on S. border of Herts, 7 miles S. of St Albans, 1508 ac., pop. 662; P.O., T.O.

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