The Cock Inn
|Henham shown within Essex|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||35 mi (56 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||BISHOP'S STORTFORD|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Henham, or Henham-on-the-Hill is a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. The village is situated 2.5 miles (4 km) north from Stansted Airport. The parish includes the hamlets of Little Henham and Pledgdon Green. Parish population at the 2011 Census was 1,233.
A dragon legend at Henham began with the 1669 pamphlet The Flying Serpent or Strange News Out of Essex, which promoted further alleged sightings of the dragon. Today, many signs in the village contain dragon motifs.
The village holds a bi-annual 10 kilometre run in the final weeks of May.
Current notable residents include comedian Ed Byrne and actor John Savident. Hertfordshire, Minor Counties and Cambridgeshire cricketer Timothy Smith was born in the village.
- Media related to Henham at Wikimedia Commons
- Henham village web site
- Henham, Recording Uttlesford History
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