Henham

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Henham
Cock Inn Henham Essex England.jpg
The Cock Inn
Henham is located in Essex
Henham
Henham
Henham shown within Essex
Population 1,233 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL549285
• London 35 mi (56 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Henham
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BISHOP'S STORTFORD
Postcode district CM22
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
EssexCoordinates: 51°56′00″N 0°15′07″E / 51.9334°N 0.251962°E / 51.9334; 0.251962

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.[1]

Henham's parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. The Saffron Brewery situated at a village farm, produces ales using the farm's honey. 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.[2] Today, many signs in the village contain dragon motifs.

Henham was a station on the Elsenham to Thaxted branch line.

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.[citation needed] Hertfordshire, Minor Counties and Cambridgeshire cricketer Timothy Smith was born in the village.[citation needed]

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See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Parish of Henham Essex - Henham Dragon". Henham.org. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

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