Gilston

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Gilston
St. Mary's Church, Gilston - geograph.org.uk - 140191.jpg
St Mary's church, Gilston
Gilston is located in Hertfordshire
Gilston
Gilston
Gilston shown within Hertfordshire
Population228 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTL 448 121
Civil parish
  • Gilston
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHARLOW
Postcode districtCM20
Dialling code01279
PoliceHertfordshire
FireHertfordshire
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hertfordshire
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 and civil parish 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 grouped parish council of Eastwick and Gilston. At the 2001 Census, the population was 180,[2] and 228 at the 2011 Census.[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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