Hempstead, Essex

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The Bluebell Inn, Hempstead (geograph 2483725).jpg
The Bluebell Inn
Location: 52°-0’58"N, 0°22’48"E
Population: 451  (2011)
Post town: Saffron Walden
Postcode: CB10
Dialling code: 01799
Local Government
Council: Uttlesford

Hempstead is a village and parish in Essex.

The village is seven miles east of Saffron Walden and six miles west of Haverhill. Hempstead is situated on the B1054 Saffron Walden to Steeple Bumpstead road.

The nearest village is Great Sampford, a mile and a half to the south. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 451.[1]

The village is the burial place of William Harvey, who discovered the circulation of blood, and the birthplace of Dick Turpin,[2] who was reputedly born at the village's Bluebell Inn.


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