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Parish church of St Mary
|Population||2,253 (Henlow village) |
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Bedfordshire and Luton|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
The 2011 census gives the population as 2,253 for the village and 3,815 for the parish.
Henlow is mentioned (with a degree of dispute recorded) in the Domesday Book. The entry reads: Haneslau(ue)/Hanslau(e): Herfast from Nigel d'Aubigny; Hugh from Walter of Flanders; Widder and Bernard from Azelina, Ralph Tailbois' wife (Hugh de Beauchamp claims from her, stating it was never in her dowry); Alric. 2 mills.
There are 3 public houses.
There are several theories as to the origin of the name Henlow.[according to whom?] Henna hlaw is one, meaning in old English "Hill of birds". Hlow was also sometimes used to indicate a burial place.
The parish church, parts of which are 13th-century, is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
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