Cheshunt is a town in the Borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England with a population of around 52,000 according to the United Kingdom's 2001 Census. It is a dormitory town and part of the Greater London Urban Area and London commuter belt served by Cheshunt railway station. The town is located from Charing Cross, making it one of the closest parts of Hertfordshire to Central London.
Cheshunt is one of the ancient parishes of Hertfordshire. The parish registers date from 1559 and are held at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies under reference DP/29.