Place:Hempstead, Essex, England

Alt namesHanstedasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 102
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.017°N 0.367°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoSaffron Walden Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Uttlesford (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Hempstead is a village near Saffron Walden, in Essex. It is situated on the B1054 road between Saffron Walden and Steeple Bumpstead.

The village is the birthplace of Dick Turpin, and the burial place of William Harvey, who discovered the circulation of blood. Within the village is the Bluebell Inn, reputedly the actual birthplace of Dick Turpin.

The village is linked to nearby Great Sampford by Howe Lane.

The parish was part of the Saffron Walden Rural District from 1894 until 1974. Since 1974 it has been located in the Uttlesford District of Essex.

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