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 May 19th 2018

1.1950s video of the fete and 39 colour photos of Henham taken from a low-flying helicopter in about 1985. 38 of them are here. The 39th is of Elsenham Station and is here

2. We have completed the transcript of the 1939 Civilian Register. The information in this list contributed towards the war effort and to the founding of the National Health Service.