Hempstead, Essex

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Hempstead is a village near Saffron Walden, in Essex. It is situated on the B1054, a relatively quiet road, from Saffron Walden to Steeple Bumpstead.

The village is the birthplace of Dick Turpin, and is also the final resting place of Doctor William Harvey, who discovered the circulation of blood. Within the village, you can find the Bluebell Inn, reputedly the actual birthplace of the aforementioned Dick Turpin.

The village is linked to nearby Great Sampford via Howe Lane.

Coordinates: 52°00′58″N 0°22′48″E / 52.01611°N 0.38000°E / 52.01611; 0.38000