The Cock Inn
|OS grid reference|
|• London||35 mi (56 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||BISHOP'S STORTFORD|
|Ambulance||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 London Stansted Airport. The parish includes the hamlets of Little Henham and Pledgdon Green. Parish population at the 2011 Census was 1,233.
Henham's parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. The community Village Shop & Post Office situated opposite the Village ponds is run totally by volunteers. The local public house is The Cock Inn.
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. There is a Tennis Club, Village Hall and OSCA (Hall & rooms for local activities). A monthly magazine "The Dragon" is distributed free to all residents.
Current notable residents include comedian Ed Byrne and actor John Savident. Hertfordshire, Minor Counties and Cambridgeshire cricketer Timothy Smith was born in the village.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Henham Parish (1170214006)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
- "Parish of Henham Essex - Henham Dragon". Henham.org. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- Tonkin, Sam (11 April 2013). "TV comedian makes unexpected appearance at County High School students' Great British Bake Off event". Saffron Walden Reporter. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
- Media related to Henham at Wikimedia Commons
- Henham village web site
- Henham, Recording Uttlesford History
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