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Hertfordshire Hertford, Watford, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Hatfield

Hertfordshire was originally the area assigned to a fortress constructed at Hertford under the rule of Edward the Elder in 913. The name Hertfordshire appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1011.

The Domesday Book recorded the county as having nine hundreds. Tring and Danais became one, Dacorum. The other seven were Broadwater, Cashio, Edwinstree, Hertford, Hitchin and Odsey.

Hertfordshire is the starting point of the New River: a man made waterway, opened in 1613 to supply London with fresh drinking water.

In 1965, under the London Government Act 1963, Barnet Urban District and East Barnet Urban District were abolished and their area transferred from Hertfordshire to Greater London to form part of the London Borough of Barnet. [1] [2] At the same time the Potters Bar Urban District was directly transferred from Middlesex to Hertfordshire. [3]

From the 1920s until the late 1980s, the town of Borehamwood was home to one of the major British film studio complexes, including the MGM-British Studios. Many well known films were made here, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies. Television productions are still made at the nearby Elstree Studios, which were taken over by the BBC. The Order Of The Phoenix, the 5th Harry Potter movie, was filmed in Hertfordshire.

On the morning of 11 December 2005, a large explosion and fire occurred at a petroleum fuel depot near Hemel Hempstead, in Buncefield. Forty three people were injured, luckily nobody was killed, but considerable damage was caused. The two day fire was the largest in peacetime Europe, and a pall of smoke darkened London and much of South East England.

Places of interest
Aldenham Country Park Beech Bottom Dyke, St Albans - large scale iron age defensive or boundary ditch Berkhamstead Castle De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, Salisbury Hall, between London Colney and South Mimms Hatfield House : Jacobean house, gardens and park Henry Moore Foundation, Much Hadham - Sculpture park on the work of Henry Moore Knebworth House - 250 acres (1.0 kmē) of country park, venue of regular rock and pop festivals. St Albans Cathedral Shaw's Corner, Ayot St Lawrence, home of George Bernard Shaw. The Six Hills Roman site in Stevenage. Stevenage, the first UK New Town Sopwell Nunnery, St Albans The University of Hertfordshire was created from Hatfield Polytechnic which originated in Hatfield. Verulamium Roman town remains at St Albans Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans - a claimant to being the oldest pub in Britain. Mill Green in Hatfield

Abbots Langley Albury Aldbury Aldenham Aley Green Allens Green Anstey Ardeley Ashwell Aspenden Aston Aston End Ayot St Lawrence Ayot St Peter Baker's End Baldock Barkway Barley Batchworth Bayford Bedmond Bell Bar Belsize Bendish Bengeo Benington Berkhamsted Birch Green Bishops Stortford Blackmore End Borehamwood Bourne End Bovingdon Bragbury End Bramfield Braughing Breachwood Green Brent Pelham Brickendon Bricket Wood Brookmans Park Broxbourne Buckland Bucks Hill Bull's Green Buntingford Burnham Green Bury Green Bushey Bushey Heath Bygrave Caldecote Chandler's Cross Charlton Cheshunt Childwick Green Chipperfield Chipping Chiswellgreen Chorleywood Clothall Cockernhoe Codicote Cole Green - Buntingford Cole Green - Hertford Collier's End Colney Heath Colney Street Cottered Cromer Croxley Green Cuffley Dane End Darleyhall Datchworth Digswell Easneye East End East End Green Eastbury Eastwick Elstree Epping Green Essendon Felden Flamstead Flaunden Frithsden Frogmore Furneux Pelham Gaddesden Row Ganwick Corner Gilston Goff's Oak Gorhambury Gosmore Graveley Great Amwell Great Gaddesden Great Hormead Great Munden Great Wymondley Green End Green Street - East Hertfordshire Green Street - North Hertfordshire Green Tye Gubblecote Offley Hadham Cross Hadham Ford Hailey Hall's Green Hammond Street Hare Street Harmer Green Harpenden Hastoe Hatching Green Hatfield Hatfield Garden Village Haultwick Hay Street Hebing End Hemel Hempstead Heronsgate Hertford Hertford Heath Hertingfordbury Hexton High Cross High Wych Hinxworth Hitchin Hoddesdon Holwell Hunsdon Hunton Bridge Ickleford Kelshall Kimpton Kings Langley Kings Walden Kinsbourne Green Knebworth Langley Latchford Leavesden Lemsford Letchmore Heath Letchworth Letty Green Levens Green Leverstock Green Leygreen Lilley Little Berkhamsted Little Gaddesden Little Hadham Little Hormead Little Tring Little Wymondley London Colney Long Marston Lordswood Lower Woodside Luffenhall Mangrove Green Maple Cross Marden Hill Markyate Marshall's Heath Marshalswick Meesden Merry Hill Mill End Much Hadham Napsbury Nash Mills Nasty Nettleden New Mill Newgate Street Newnham North Mymms Northaw Northchurch Norton Nuthampstead Oaklands Offley Old Hall Green Old Knebworth Park Street Patchetts Green Patmore Heath Pendley Pepperstock Perry Green Peter's Green Piccotts End Pimlico Pirton Potten End Potters Bar Potters Crouch Pottersheath Preston Puckeridge Puttenham Pye Corner Rabley Heath Radlett Radwell Redbourn Reed Rickmansworth Ridge Roe Green Round Bush Royston Rushden Sacombe Sacombe Green Sandon Sandridge Sarratt Sawbridgeworth Shaftenhoe End Shenley Shenleybury Smallford South Mimms South Oxhey Spellbrook St Albans St Ippollitts St Margarets St Michaels St Pauls Walden St Stephen Staines Green Stanborough Standon Standon Green End Stanstead Abbotts Stapleford Stevenage Stocking Pelham Stoney Hills Tea Green Tewin The Hyde Therfield Thorley Throcking Thundridge Tonwell Trims Green Tring Trowley Bottom Tyttenhanger Upwick Green Wadesmill Walkern Wallington Waltham Cross Wandon End Ware Wareside Water End - Dacorum Water End - Welwyn/Hatfield Waterford Watford Watton at Stone Welham Green Wellpond Green Welwyn Welwyn Garden City West Hyde Westmill Weston Wheathampstead Whempstead Whitwell Widford Wigginton Wildhill Willian Wilstone Winch Hill Wood End Woodside Woolmer Green Wormley Wyddial

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