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St. Mary's Church, Gilston - - 140191.jpg
St Mary's church, Gilston
Gilston is located in Hertfordshire
Gilston shown within Hertfordshire
Population 228 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TL 448 121
Civil parish
  • Gilston
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARLOW
Postcode district CM20
Dialling code 01279
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°47′23″N 0°05′58″E / 51.7896014°N 0.099346°E / 51.7896014; 0.099346Coordinates: 51°47′23″N 0°05′58″E / 51.7896014°N 0.099346°E / 51.7896014; 0.099346

Gilston is a village in the East Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire, England. It is located a little over one mile north of the town of Harlow in the neighbouring county of Essex. Together with the nearby hamlet of Eastwick, it forms the civil parish of Eastwick and Gilston. At the 2001 Census, the population was 180,[2] at the 2011 Census reverting to the civil parish of Gilston and recording a population of 228.[1]

The name derives from Gedel or Gydel, an Old English personal name, and tun, meaning farm or settlement.

The Parish Church of St Mary dates from the 13th century, and is Grade I listed.

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  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Gilston". Luton Paranormal Society. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 

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