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Coordinates: 51°55′30″N 0°00′36″W / 51.925°N 0.010°W / 51.925; -0.010

St Mary the Virgin, Westmill.jpg
St Mary the Virgin, Westmill
Westmill is located in Hertfordshire
 Westmill shown within Hertfordshire
Population 264 [1]
OS grid reference TL368270
District East Hertfordshire
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SG9
Dialling code 01763
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North East Hertfordshire
List of places

Westmill is a village and civil parish in the East Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire, England, with an area of 1036 hectares. A population of 264 was recorded in the 2001 National Census.[1] The village is just to the south of Buntingford.

The Prime Meridian passes to the east of Westmill.

Westmill was the 1833 birthplace of the child diarist Emily Pepys, whose father Henry Pepys, later bishop of Worcester and a Liberal politician, was the rector from 1827 to 1840.[2]


  1. ^ 2001 Census - Key statistics for parishes in Hertfordshire
  2. ^ Henry Pepys's ODNB entry: Retrieved 16 September 2011. Subscription required.; the name was pronounced "Peppis", not "Peeps" by that branch of the family: Gillian Avery: Introduction. In: The Journal of Emily Pepys (London: Prospect Books, 1984. ISBN 0-907325-24-6), p. 11.

External links[edit]

  • Westmill Pictures and History in A Guide to Old Hertfordshire