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St John the Baptist Church
Cottered is located in Hertfordshire
Cottered shown within Hertfordshire
Population 634 (2001)
659 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TL3129
Civil parish
  • Cottered
Shire county
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
List of places
HertfordshireCoordinates: 51°57′00″N 0°05′00″W / 51.95°N 0.083333°W / 51.95; -0.083333

Cottered is a village and civil parish 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Buntingford and 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Baldock in the East Hertfordshire District of Hertfordshire in England. It has a population of 634,[2] increasing to 634 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Among those who have held the living of Cottered may be mentioned the Rev Anthony Trollope, who was grandfather of the authors Anthony Trollope and Thomas Adolphus Trollope. He was incumbent of Cottered for forty-four years and died in 1806.[3]

Cottered also has a blue plaque to first president of the Republic of China Sun Yat-sen, who stayed at The Kennels, country home of James Cantlie.[4]

It has a football club, Cottered FC.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : East Hertfordshire Retrieved 2 February 2010
  3. ^ Victoria County History: A History of the County of Hertford: volume 3
  4. ^ Roberts, Damion. "Getting to know Cottered". Hertfordshire Life. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
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