Hempstead, Essex

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Hempstead is a village near Saffron Walden, in Essex. It is situated on the B1054 road between Saffron Walden and Steeple Bumpstead.

The village is the birthplace of Dick Turpin, and the burial place of William Harvey, who discovered the circulation of blood. Within the village is the Bluebell Inn, reputedly the actual birthplace of Dick Turpin.

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

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

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes