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 10th. August 2018

1. NEW TODAY - The Stannard Family letters - Annie Ellen Stannard and her family evacuated to Henham from Walthamstow, London during 1916 and shared “The Manse” with Mrs Vaughan and later moved to The Views.

2. 1950s video of the fete and 38 colour photos of Henham taken from a low-flying helicopter in the early 1980s here

3. We have added a handful of colour aerial photos of the district here

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