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).

If you are interested in history talks and publications from nearby villages, there is now a page.


WHAT's NEW - as of the 7th October 2017

1. Lots of new wildlife pictures from Dave Cutts

2. a number of of fete and pantomime photographs

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