Hatfield Heath

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Hatfield Heath
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Holy Trinity Church, Hatfield Heath
Hatfield Heath is located in Essex
Hatfield Heath
Hatfield Heath
Hatfield Heath shown within Essex
Population 1,930 (2011)
OS grid reference TL523149
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bishop's Stortford
Postcode district CM22 7
Dialling code 01279
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
51°48′46″N 0°12′32″E / 51.812737°N 0.208804°E / 51.812737; 0.208804Coordinates: 51°48′46″N 0°12′32″E / 51.812737°N 0.208804°E / 51.812737; 0.208804

Hatfield Heath is a village and electoral ward located in the county of Essex, UK, with a population of 1,930 at the time of the 2011 Census.[1] The village is close to the border with Hertfordshire and is in close proximity of the towns of Bishop's Stortford, Harlow and Chelmsford. Stansted Airport is approximately 5 miles (8 km) to the north.

The M11 motorway crosses the village in two locations – over the Stortford Road and over the Sawbridgeworth Road.

The village has social and business communities. Local businesses include Chinese and Indian restaurants, a fish and chips shop, two public houses, a post office, a bakery, a stationers and print shop, a dog parlour, doctors' surgery, two churches, a village hall, a primary school,[2] two hotels and tea rooms.

Every summer the Hatfield Heath Festival is held on the main green. The festival was started in June 1969 to pay for rebuilding of the village hall and its upkeep. After a gap of nine years the festival was revived. Its main purpose now is to bring the community together for a happy fun weekend.

Hatfield Forest[edit]

To the north of the village is Hatfield Forest, the best surviving example in Britain of an almost complete Royal Hunting Forest. The forest is open to the public and covers 1,049 acres (4 km2) of woodland, grassland with trees, lake and marsh.


Bus travel[edit]

Bus travel is the only form of public transport in the village and is vital for younger and elderly residents. The most frequent bus services are the route 59 operating hourly between Harlow and Chelmsford and the route 5 operating hourly between Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden and serving Stansted Airport.

Route number Route Operator Operation
5 Handicapped/disabled access Bishops Stortford Interchange to Saffron Walden Tesco via Stansted Airport Airport interchange TGM Stansted Mon-Sat. Times
59 Handicapped/disabled access Harlow Bus Station to Chelmsford Bus Station National Rail via The Rodings Arriva Shires & Essex Mon-Sat. Times
146 Handicapped/disabled access Hatfield Heath White Horse to Ongar Two Brewers via White Roding Regal Busways Tuesdays and Thursdays. Times
322 Schoolbus Old Harlow Post Office to Saffron Walden High School via Sheering TGM Stansted Schooldays. Times
347 Handicapped/disabled access Harlow Bus Station to Hatfield Broad Oak via Sawbridgeworth First Essex Mon-Sat. Times


The nearest railway stations to Hatfield Heath are:

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes


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