Great Ashby
Great Ashby is located in Hertfordshire
Great Ashby
Great Ashby
Location within Hertfordshire
Population5,701 (2011 census)
Civil parish
  • Great Ashby
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStevenage
Postcode districtSG1
List of places
51°55′48″N 0°10′01″W / 51.930°N 0.167°W / 51.930; -0.167

Great Ashby is a civil parish in Stevenage in the North Hertfordshire district, in the county of Hertfordshire, England.

The name Great Ashby was coined in the 1990s to apply to an area of new housing development on the north-eastern edge of the urban area of Stevenage. The development was partly within the borough of Stevenage and partly in the district of North Hertfordshire. A Great Ashby civil parish was created on 1 April 2011 covering the parts of Great Ashby which were within the parish of Graveley in North Hertfordshire.[1] The area of the parish was enlarged a year later on 1 April 2012 to also include an area from the parish of Weston in North Hertfordshire.[2] The council for the parish is called Great Ashby Community Council.[3]

In the 2011 census, the population of Great Ashby was 5,701.[4]


  1. ^ The North Hertfordshire (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2011 (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  2. ^ The North Hertfordshire (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2012 (PDF). 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  3. ^ Great Ashby Community Council, Accessed 19 May 2012
  4. ^ "Great Ashby population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 October 2016.