Did you know that Hunsdon has:
- A grid reference of 0° 03′ 30″ E, 51° 48′ 30″ N. The village is about 2ml (3.5km) from the Greenwich meridian. See the OS Map for our exact location and Parish Boundary. Image reproduced with permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
- 1147 inhabitants (Population estimates for Parishes in England and Wales, mid-2002 to mid-2017)
- 187 employee jobs (HCC mid year estimates 2001)
- 2 thriving public houses, 1 shop / Post Office and 1 petrol station / garage
- Been the childhood home of each of Henry VIII’s three children (Princess Mary, Princess Elizabeth, Prince Edward) at Hunsdon House. Hunsdon House is seen in the background of one portrait of the young Edward VI; see the whole portrait here and the detail here. See www.britannia.com/history/chouses/hunsdon.html for a brief description of Hunsdon House
- 2 play areas
- The distinction of fielding a team in the first ever cricket match to be photographed , in 1857.
- 6 different bus routes passing through. See http://www.intalink.org.uk
- Landscapes protected by various designations (see map of designations), including Green Belt, Landscape Conservation Areas, Areas of Archaeological Significance, Areas of Wildlife Significance and a Site of Special Scientific Interest at Hunsdon Mead (see
www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/herts/reserves/hunsdon_mead.htm and www.bbc.co.uk/earth/nature/uk/record/1316)
- Had a detailed Landscape Character Assessment undertaken of its environment (see http://184.108.40.206/media/pdf/p/n/Area_83_-_Hunsdon_Plateau.pdf
These aerial views of Hunsdon, taken in March 2002, are reproduced by kind permission of David Brown. Click on the thumbnail to see a full-size image.