Henham or Henham-on-the-Hill, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on a hill, 1 ½ mile NE from Elsenham station on the G.E.R., and 6 NE from Bishop Stortford, and has a post and money order office under Bishop Stortford; telegraph office, Elsenham. The parish includes also the hamlets of Little Henham and Pledgden Green, and comprises 2995 acres; population, 813. The manor belongs to the Baxendale family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £341. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire, and is a large and ancient edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style. There are a Congregational chapel and a lecture-hall.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of Henham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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