Place:Essendon, Hertfordshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.767°N 0.15°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoHertford Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Hatfield Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Welwyn Hatfield District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Essendon is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Hertford.

The village is on the B158 road 330 feet (100 m) above sea level and has a view of the Lea Valley to the north. Although on an ancient site, St Mary's parish church dates mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries and was restored in 1883.

Historic houses in the parish include Camfield Place which was the home of the novelist Barbara Cartland and visited by Beatrix Potter. Nearby is Holwell Court, a Grade II listed building, built in about 1900 for the artist, Sir Ernest George.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Essendon.

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