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Coordinates: 51°56′00″N 0°15′07″E / 51.9334, 0.251962
File:Cock Inn Henham Essex England.jpg
The Cock Inn

Henham is located in Essex

 Henham shown within Essex
Population 465 (2011)
OS grid reference TL549285
    - London 35 mi (56 km)  SSE
Parish Henham
District Uttlesford
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CM22
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Saffron Walden
List of places: UK • England • Essex

Henham, or Henham-on-the-Hill is a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. The village is situated 2.5 miles (4 km) north from Stansted Airport. The parish includes the hamlets of Little Henham and Pledgdon Green. Parish population at the 2011 Census was 1,233.[1]

Henham's parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. The Saffron Brewery situated at a village farm, produces ales using the farm's honey. The local public house is The Cock Inn.

A dragon legend at Henham began with the 1669 pamphlet The Flying Serpent or Strange News Out of Essex, which promoted further alleged sightings of the dragon.[2] Today, many signs in the village contain dragon motifs.

Henham was a station on the Elsenham to Thaxted branch line.

The village holds a bi-annual 10 kilometre run in the final weeks of May.

Current notable residents include comedian Ed Byrne and actor John Savident. Hertfordshire, Minor Counties and Cambridgeshire cricketer Timothy Smith was born in the village.


See also[]

The Hundred Parishes


External links[]

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