North Hertfordshire District
North Hertfordshire shown within Hertfordshire
North Hertfordshire shown within Hertfordshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast of England
Non-metropolitan countyHertfordshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQLetchworth
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyNorth Hertfordshire District Council
 • LeadershipLeader and Cabinet (Labour-Liberal Democrat (council NOC))
 • MPsBim Afolami
Oliver Heald
Stephen McPartland
Area
 • Total144.9 sq mi (375.4 km2)
 • Rank104th (of 309)
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total133,570
 • Rank168th (of 309)
 • Density920/sq mi (360/km2)
 • Ethnicity[1]
91.4% White
4.0% S.Asian
1.9% Black
1.8% Mixed Race
0.9% Chinese or other
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code26UF (ONS)
E07000099 (GSS)
OS grid referenceTL2355435083
Websitewww.north-herts.gov.uk

North Hertfordshire is a local government district in Hertfordshire, England. Its council is based in Letchworth.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the amalgamation of the urban districts of Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth, and Royston and the Hitchin Rural District.

From eastward clockwise, it borders the districts of East Hertfordshire, Stevenage, Welwyn Hatfield, St Albans in Hertfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, Luton, Central Bedfordshire again, and South Cambridgeshire.

Towns

Parishes and unparished areas

North Hertfordshire contains following civil parishes and unparished areas. Changes since 1974 resulting in creation or abolition of parishes are noted, but not boundary changes between parishes:

Area Status From To Parish authority Notes
Ashwell Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Baldock Unparished Area 1 Apr 1974 date none Former Baldock Urban District: no successor parish created and so became an unparished area.
Barley Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Barkway Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Bygrave Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Caldecote Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Grouped Parish Council Shares grouped parish council with Newnham, called Caldecote and Newnham Parish Council.
Clothall Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Meeting
Codicote Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Graveley Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council Ceded land to form parish of Great Ashby in 2011.
Great Ashby Civil Parish 1 Apr 2011 date Community Council Created from part of Graveley in 2011.
Hexton Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Meeting
Hinxworth Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Hitchin Unparished Area 1 Apr 1974 date none Former Hitchin Urban District: no successor parish created and so became an unparished area.
Holwell Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Ickleford Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Kelshall Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Meeting
Kimpton Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Kings Walden Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Knebworth Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Langley Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Meeting
Letchworth Unparished Area 1 Apr 1974 31 Mar 2005 none Former Letchworth Urban District: no successor parish created and so became an unparished area.
Letchworth Garden City Civil Parish 1 Apr 2005 31 Mar 2013 Town Council
Letchworth Garden City Unparished Area 1 Apr 2013 date none Parish and Town Council abolished 2013 to become an unparished area again.
Lilley Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Newnham Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Grouped Parish Council Shares grouped parish council with Caldecote, called Caldecote and Newnham Parish Council.
Nuthampstead Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Meeting
Offley Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Pirton Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Preston Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Radwell Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Meeting
Reed Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Royston Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Town Council
Rushden Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Grouped Parish Council Shares grouped parish council with Wallington, called Rushden and Wallington Parish Council.
Sandon Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
St Ippolyts Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
St Paul's Walden Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Therfield Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Wallington Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Grouped Parish Council Shares grouped parish council with Rushden, called Rushden and Wallington Parish Council.
Weston Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council
Wymondley Civil Parish 1 Apr 1974 date Parish Council

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Coordinates: 52°00′N 0°12′W / 52.0°N 0.2°W / 52.0; -0.2