Widford, Hertfordshire

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St John the Baptist Church
Widford is located in Hertfordshire
 Widford shown within Hertfordshire
Population 507 (2001)
OS grid reference TOL4215
Civil parish Widford
District East Hertfordshire
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WARE
Postcode district SG12
Dialling code 01279
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Hertford and Stortford
List of places

Coordinates: 51°49′19″N 0°03′36″E / 51.822°N 0.060°E / 51.822; 0.060

Widford is a village and civil parish in the East Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire in England. After the Second World War it was the home of Arthur Ernest Percival. The "Apostle to the Indians," John Eliot (1604–1690) was born in Widford. The village also influenced writer Charles Lamb whose grandmother is buried on the parish. As children Lamb and his sister Mary often stayed at Blakesware (demolished 1830, replaced 1870's), near Widford, where Mary Field, their grandmother, was housekeeper to the Plumer family. Lamb recalled these visits in his essays 'Blakesmoor in H----' and 'Dream Children'.

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