North Mymms is a civil parish in the English county of Hertfordshire. At the 2011 Census the civil parish had a population of 8,921.[1]

The village itself is an enclosure. North Mymms Park and Brookmans Park enclose large areas of the parish. Even the parish church (St Mary's) stands in the park of North Mymms; in it is a chapel, the burialplace of the Coningsbys. There is a monument to Robert Knolles, also of North Mymms Place, dated 1458, and a brass to a priest. There is a large monument to Lord Somers, Baron Evesham, and lord chancellor in the time of William III, d. 1716. The monument was erected by his sister, Lady Elizabeth Jekyll.

North Mymms Place
North Mymms Place

The civil parish includes:

North Mymms House was a location for the 1983 film The Wicked Lady, starring Faye Dunaway as a bored aristocratic lady who takes up highway robbery, while the exterior appeared in Agatha Christie's Marple's The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side as the house of Marina Gregg.

North Mymms is also home to the Hawkshead Campus of the Royal Veterinary College, part of the University of London. The campus also includes the Equine Referral Hospital, and the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.[3] At the 2011 Census the population was 8,921.[4]

Etymology

North Mymms is spelt differently from its sister village of South Mimms. The spellings Mymms and Mimms appear to have been used interchangeably over the centuries, until 20 February 1939 when Hertfordshire County Council decided that the spelling be fixed as Mymms.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  2. ^ North Mymms History Project Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  3. ^ Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Campus Website: http://www.rvc.ac.uk/About/Campuses/Hawkshead.cfm
  4. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  5. ^ North Mymms History Project: https://www.northmymmshistory.uk/2018/02/north-mymms-and-south-mimms.html

Coordinates: 51°43′33″N 0°14′01″W / 51.72593°N 0.23359°W / 51.72593; -0.23359