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

Springtime at the Church


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 Oct 14th 2018

1. John King's memories

2. The Stannard family were evacuated to Henham in 1916, a collection of their letters are here

3. The Mill at Henham was purchased in the 1950s by Ken Newland, his family have provided an insight into Ken's life.