Reed, Hertfordshire

Reed, Hertfordshire

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 52.0066
longitude= -0.0143
official_name= Reed
population= 273
shire_district= North Hertfordshire
shire_county = Hertfordshire
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= North East Hertfordshire
post_town= ROYSTON
postcode_district = SG8
postcode_area= SG
dial_code= 01763
os_grid_reference= TL364360

Reed is a small village in North Hertfordshire. It is situated on a chalk ridge at almost the highest point in the county, approximately 3 miles south of the market town of Royston. The modern A10 road (here following the course of the Roman Ermine Street) passes just to the west of the village. It has a first school, a village hall, the Saxon parish church of St. Mary, a small chapel, a highly active cricket club and an excellent village pub and restaurant set in a 16th century coaching inn.

There has reportedly been a settlement at Reed for 2,000 years, and the community was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 (as Retth). A number of houses in the village boast the remnants of ancient moats, and the village includes a number of ancient woods on its outskirts. There were 273 residents recorded as living in the village in the United Kingdom Census 2001.


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