Henlow

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Coordinates: 52°01′57″N 0°17′14″W / 52.03245°N 0.28714°W / 52.03245; -0.28714

Henlow
Henlow is located in Bedfordshire
Henlow
Henlow
 Henlow shown within Bedfordshire
Population 3,084 [1]
OS grid reference TL176385
Unitary authority Central Bedfordshire
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HENLOW
Postcode district SG16
Dialling code 01462
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North East Bedfordshire
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire

Henlow is a village and civil parish in the district of Central Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire, England.

Henlow is mentioned (with a degree of dispute recorded) in the Domesday Book. The entry reads: Haneslau(ue)/Hanslau(e): Herfast from Nigel d'Aubigny; Hugh from Walter of Flanders; Widder and Bernard from Azelina, Ralph Tailbois' wife (Hugh de Beauchamp claims from her, stating it was never in her dowry); Alric. 2 mills.

RAF Henlow is located nearby, but is in fact nearer to the village of Stondon. The civilian settlement of Henlow Camp has grown up around the RAF station since its establishment.

There is a well-known health farm in Henlow at Henlow Grange, part of the Champneys group.

The Engineers Arms in the High Street is a multi CAMRA award winning public house, renowned for the quality of its real ales and ciders, which brings many visitors to the village.

There are several theories as to the origin of the name Henlow. Henna hlaw is one, meaning in old English "Hill of birds". Hlow was also sometimes used to indicate a burial place.

The parish church, parts of which are 13th-century, is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.

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