Henlow

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Henlow
Henlow, St Mary (geograph 4424492).jpg
Parish church of St Mary
Henlow is located in Bedfordshire
Henlow
Henlow
Henlow shown within Bedfordshire
Population 3,084 [1]
3,815 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid reference TL176385
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HENLOW
Postcode district SG16
Dialling code 01462
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
52°01′57″N 0°17′14″W / 52.03245°N 0.28714°W / 52.03245; -0.28714Coordinates: 52°01′57″N 0°17′14″W / 52.03245°N 0.28714°W / 52.03245; -0.28714

Henlow is a village and civil parish in the district of Central Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire, England.

Village[edit]

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.

RAF Henlow is located nearby, but is nearer to the village of Stondon. The civilian settlement of Henlow Camp has grown to surround the RAF station.

There is a health farm in Henlow at Henlow Grange, part of the Champneys group.

There are three public houses, The Engineer's Arms in the high street, The Five Bells at the north end and The Crown at the southern end of the high street.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Henlow (CP) Parish". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 

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