Place:Hertford, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesHaileyburysource: hamlet in parish
Letty Greensource: village in parish
Heorotfordsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 236
Heortfordsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 236
Heorutfordsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 236
Hertfordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 137
Herutfordsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 236
TypeTown, Parish, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates51.8°N 0.083°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoHertford Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was geographically located
East Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire, England, and is also a civil parish in the East Hertfordshire district of the county. Forming a civil parish, the 2001 census put the population of Hertford at about 24,180. Recent estimates are that it is now around 28,000. The name is Anglo Saxon and means the ford frequented by harts or stags.

Hertford was originally made up of the ecclesiastical parishes of Hertford All Saints, Hertford St. Andrew and Hertford St. John. Each of these parishes had land holdings outside the confines of the town. The Local Government Act of 1894 obliged the counties to define whether a block of land was urban or rural. The outside holdings were considered rural and were established as civil parishes. These rural parishes became known as Hertford St. Andrew Rural, Hertford St. John and Brickendon for Hertford All Saints.

Haileybury and Imperial Service College is an independent school near Hertford, England. Originally a boys' public school, it is now co-educational.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hertford.

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