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Coordinates: 51°52′48″N 0°18′32″W / 51.879904°N 0.308923°W / 51.879904; -0.308923

Bendish is located in Hertfordshire
 Bendish shown within Hertfordshire
Population 57 
OS grid reference TL165215
Civil parish St Paul's Walden
District North Hertfordshire
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HITCHIN
Postcode district SG4
Dialling code 01438
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Hitchin and Harpenden
List of places

Bendish is a hamlet located in the parish of St Paul's Walden in Hertfordshire. In the 18th century, Bendish was a small town.[citation needed] It is about 3 miles east of Luton, 5 miles south of Hitchin and 4.5 miles north of Harpenden. Many services such as the grocers, the 3 pubs and the Church have all closed. Bendish is not a nucleated Hamlet, due to the effects of rural to urban migration through the unemployment of residents as of the result of mechanisation. Farmers houses were knocked down leading to the somewhat staggered placing of the current houses today. There is currently an active phone-box and a postbox available for the public.