Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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Hatfield is a fairly large town and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England. It is in the borough of Welwyn Hatfield. It had a population of 39,201 at the 2011 Census.[1]

History[change | change source]

Hatfield is of Saxon origin. Hatfield House, home of the Marquess of Salisbury, is the most important country house. Aircraft were built from the 1930s when de Havilland opened a factory until the 1990s when British Aerospace closed it. Aircraft design and manufacture employed more people there than any other industry. Hatfield was one of the post-war New Towns built around London. It has modernist architecture from the period. The University of Hertfordshire is based there.

Transportation[change | change source]

Hatfield is 20 miles (30 kilometres) north of London beside the A1(M) motorway and has direct trains to London King's Cross station, Finsbury Park and Moorgate. Commuters who work in London have moved into the area.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Town population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.