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 12th. July 2016

1. During the past few days we have uploaded about 200 various photos which are scattered widely across the images drop-down boxes

2. 1963 builder's proposed plan for Vernons Close


3.Survey report of Wood Farm, Pledgdon


Request for Wedding Photographs from the Village

Carol Eaton who assisted Frances Roberts in writing the Memories of Henham have asked for any photographs of weddings in the village, she is currently collecting an archive of them, if anyone would like to contact her please email the website at Henham@live.co.uk and we will forward the details for her to contact you directly.