Tuesday, 17 June 2008


Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England, It was developed after WorldWarII as a new town, it originaly was a settlement in the 8th century and is mentioned in the Doomsday book. It is part of the district of Dacorum .

The Borough of Dacorum is situated in Hertfordshire, England.
The main towns are Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring and Kings Langley. A large part of the Borough is rural with many picturesque villages.
The population is around 137,000.
The name "Dacorum" comes from mediaeval times. Dacorum came from one of the County's ancient land divisions, known as "hundred".

Hemel Hempstead was originaly a settlement which went by the name Henamsted or Hean-Hempsted, i.e. High Hempstead, in Anglo-Saxon times by the name of

Hemel-Amstede.The name is referred to in the Domesday Book as "Hamelamesede" . People today say simply "Hemel".

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