Henham

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Henham
Cock Inn Henham Essex England.jpg
The Cock Inn
Henham is located in Essex
Henham
Henham
Location within Essex
Population1,233 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTL549285
• London35 mi (56 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Henham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBISHOP'S STORTFORD
Postcode districtCM22
PoliceEssex
FireEssex
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Essex
51°56′00″N 0°15′07″E / 51.9334°N 0.251962°E / 51.9334; 0.251962Coordinates: 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[3] 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 "Henham Parish Local Area Report". nomisweb.co.uk. Office for National Statistics. 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2019 – via Durham University.
  2. ^ "Parish of Henham Essex - Henham Dragon". Henham.org. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  3. ^ 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.

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