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|
Henlow is a village and civil parish in the Central Bedfordshire district of the county of Bedfordshire, England about 10.75 miles (17 km) south-east of the county town of Bedford. The name Henlow is believed to derive from the old English henna hlaw, meaning in old English "hill of birds" or “hill frequented by birds”.
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.
The parish includes RAF Henlow and that part of Henlow Camp situated east of the A600 road. While RAF Henlow is located near Henlow, it is nearer to the village of Stondon. The civilian settlement of Henlow Camp has grown up near to the RAF station.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Henlow Built-up area sub division (E35000593)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Henlow Parish (E04011956)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
- "Parish history". Henlow Parish. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
- "Census 2011 Henlow" (PDF). Central Bedfordshire. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
- "Henlow". Open Domesday. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
- "UK Civil Parishes". AZ. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
- "RAF Henlow". RAF. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
- "Church of St Mary the Virgin, Henlow". Church of England. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
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