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The Cock Inn
Grid reference: TL549285
Location: 51°56’0"N, 0°15’7"E
Population: 1,233  (2011[1])
Post town: Bishop's Stortford
Postcode: CM22
Local Government
Council: Uttlesford
Saffron Walden

Henham, or Henham-on-the-Hill is a village and parish in the Uttlesford hundred of Essex. The village is situated two-and-a-half miles north of Stansted Airport. The parish includes the hamlets of Little Henham and Pledgdon Green. Parish population at the 2011 Census was 1,233.[1]

Henham's parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. The Saffron Brewery situated at a village farm, produces ales using the farm's honey. The local public house is The Cock Inn.

A dragon legend at Henham began with the 1669 pamphlet The Flying Serpent or Strange News Out of Essex, which promoted further alleged sightings of the dragon.[2] Today, many signs in the village contain dragon motifs.

Henham was a station on the Elsenham to Thaxted branch line.

The village holds a bi-annual 10 kilometre run in the final weeks of May.

Notable residents include comedian Ed Byrne and actor John Savident. Hertfordshire, Minor Counties and Cambridgeshire cricketer Timothy Smith was born in the village.



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