Place:Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England

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NameFlamstead
Alt namesTrowley Bottomsource: hamlet in parish
Flammestedesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 137
TypeParish
Coordinates51.817°N 0.45°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoDacorum Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Hemel Hempstead Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Dacorum District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Flamstead is a village and civil parish in the Dacorum District of Hertfordshire, England, close to the junction of the A5 road and the M1 motorway (junction 9). The name is thought by some historians to be a corruption of the original "Verulamstead".

Flamstead stands on a ridge above the River Ver, which runs on its north side; to the south the village extends downhill to the adjoining hamlet of Trowley Bottom. The first documented record of the village was in 1006, and it was also recorded in the Domesday Book eighty years later. In the Middle Ages it was important enough for a market and fair to be held there, though it is now mainly a dormitory village for neighbouring towns, several of which can be reached by bus from the village. A 21st century estimate of the current population is 1,300.

From a distance the village is dominated by the parish church of St Leonard, with its characteristic "Hertfordshire Spike" spire. St Leonard’s (Church of England) is believed to stand on the site of a ninth-century Saxon chapel, though the oldest parts of the present structure date from around 1140. Features of interest include mediaeval wall paintings, the Saunders Memorial of 1670, and a fine fifteenth century rood screen. The village also has a Methodist church,

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