Hertford Heath
Hertford Heath village green
Hertford Heath is located in Hertfordshire
Hertford Heath
Hertford Heath
Location within Hertfordshire
Population2,672 (2011 Census)
Civil parish
  • Hertford Heath
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHertford
Postcode districtSG13
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°47′N 0°3′W / 51.783°N 0.050°W / 51.783; -0.050

Hertford Heath is a village and civil parish near the county town of Hertford in Hertfordshire, England. The population at the 2011 Census was 2,672.[1]


It is located on a heath above the River Lea valley, on its south side. Almost all of the village is 90 metres (300 feet) above sea level, with most of the surrounding fields being arable farm land, or cattle and horse grazing.


Hertford Heath was once a settlement of the Catuvellauni tribe, before Julius Caesar invaded in 54 BC.

The original hamlet of Hertford Heath was the southern part of the modern village along London Road, and was in the parish of Great Amwell. A separate village and parish called Little Amwell was centred on a village green a short distance to the north of Hertford Heath. During the twentieth century the urban areas of the two villages merged and the combined village became known generally as Hertford Heath.[2]

In 1956 builders laying concrete for the garages in Trinity Road, came across a Belgic grave from about the 40–50 AD period, early Iron Age pottery was discovered and remnants are available to view in the British Museum.

More extensive historical facts can be found here extrapolated from a note written by Esme Nix of Rush Green (an area nestled in the corner of Downfield Road, Hoe Lane, Gallows Hill and the A10, giving the service station and A10 junction its name.)


Hertford Heath is part of the district of East Hertfordshire and the county of Hertfordshire. The civil parish of Hertford Heath was created on 1 April 1990 from the former parish of Little Amwell, which was abolished, and parts of the neighbouring parishes of Great Amwell, Stanstead St Margarets, and Ware. The parish is administered by Hertford Heath Parish Council.[3] Whilst the civil parish is called Hertford Heath, the ecclesiastical parish which covers the area is called "Holy Trinity, Little Amwell".[4]

Shops and facilities

The village has modest amenities including a convenience store, numerous public houses and eateries and a service station.

Hertford Heath village green viewed from near The Goat public house
The Galley Hall public house.


Hertford Heath Junior Mixed Infant (JMI) School caters for children from Nursery up to Year 6 (leavers for Secondary Education).

Haileybury College is close to the village.

Haileybury College, a private boarding school (formerly the East India Company College [1805], Imperial Service College [1845] and United Services College [1874]) is on the south-east boundary of the village. It offers facilities to the village and public at large who are able, subject to availability, to use its modern sports complex[5] which includes:

Notable locations and buildings

Holy Trinity Church, the Church of England parish church for the ecclesiastical parish of Little Amwell.

Notable residents

Freedom of the Parish

The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Parish of Hertford Heath.

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (July 2021)



See also


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map Hertfordshire XXXVI.4, 1898
  3. ^ East Hertfordshire (Parishes) Order (PDF). 1990. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Church of England parish map". Church of England Research and Statistics Unit. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  5. ^ Haileybury Sports Complex – http://www.haileyburysportscomplex.co.uk/haileybury-sports-complex-hertfordshire-about-us.asp
  6. ^ "Holy Trinity Hertford Heath". Holy Trinity Hertford Heath.
  7. ^ "CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CHURCH OF ENGLAND), CHURCH HILL". historicengland.org.uk. Historic England. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Pet Care Pal | Pet Product Reviews & Guides". Petcarepal.
  9. ^ "Hertford Heath citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Map of Hertford Heath". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Hertford Heath". Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Balls Wood". Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  13. ^ Wildlife trust saves Balls Wood, Accessed 15 February 2015
  14. ^ Walker, Colin. "Scouting Personalities – Vera Barclay". Scouting Milestones. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Honorary Freedom of Hertford Heath". Hertford Heath Parish Council. Retrieved 13 July 2021.

51°47′N 0°3′W / 51.783°N 0.050°W / 51.783; -0.050