Place:Elstree, Hertfordshire, England

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NameElstree
Alt namesIdlestreesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish
Coordinates51.65°N 0.3°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoBarnet Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Elstree Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1935-1974
Hertsmere (district), Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering part of the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Elstree is a village in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire, England, on the former A5 road, which followed the course of Watling Street, approximately thirteen miles northwest of London. In 2011, its population was 5,110.[1] It forms part of the civil parish of Elstree and Borehamwood, originally known simply as Elstree.

The village often lends its shorter name to businesses and amenities in the adjacent town of Borehamwood, and the names of Elstree and Borehamwood are used interchangeably. Elstree is perhaps best known for the Elstree Film Studios, where a number of famous British films were made, and the BBC's Elstree Studios, where the TV soap opera EastEnders is made; these are both located in Borehamwood.

The local newspaper is the Borehamwood and Elstree Times. Together with Borehamwood, the village is twinned with Offenburg in Germany and Fontenay-aux-Roses in France.

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