Welcome to the Local History of Henham, Little Henham and Pledgdon

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Henham is a parish of about 1,500 people settled long before the Domesday Book of 1085. It is situated about five miles north-east of Bishops Stortford in the English county of Essex. Expansion of the village, development of Stansted Airport and proposed building of a nearby new town (aka 'Dumpton') would change Henham immeasurably. Here we try to record the village as it was, as it is now, unless or before it is lost. Formerly known as Henham on the Hill and Henham on the Mount, the parish also includes the two hamlets of Little Henham and Pledgdon (or Prison Green).


WHAT's NEW - as of the 22nd Nov 2017

1. We have uploaded the Remembrance Sunday webpage that we originally built for the village website. There are photos from 2011-2017 (except 2016).

2. Thaxted Flyer posters, images and a link to a You Tube Thaxted Flyer video