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Sacombe is located in Hertfordshire
Location within Hertfordshire
Population177 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTL332196
Civil parish
  • Sacombe
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWARE
Postcode districtSG12
Dialling code01920
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°51′29″N 0°04′05″W / 51.858°N 0.068°W / 51.858; -0.068Coordinates: 51°51′29″N 0°04′05″W / 51.858°N 0.068°W / 51.858; -0.068

Sacombe is a village and civil parish in the East Hertfordshire district, of Hertfordshire, England. At the 2001 census it had a population of 165.[2] Sacombe is located about 4 miles N N W of Ware;[3] other nearby settlements include Dane End and Sacombe Green.

Religious sites

St. Catherine's Church
St. Catherine's Church

There appears to have been a church in the parish in 1086, which may have been dedicated to St Mary.[4] The present Anglican Church of St Catherine is largely 14th Century, but was restored in 1855/56, the work being funded by Abel Smith of Woodhall Park.[5] The building is faced with knapped flint and has a four-stage tower. It is a Grade II* listed building[4][5]

The parish of Sacombe is the smallest in the Diocese of St Albans, and forms part of the benefice of Standon and The Mundens with Sacombe, with worship shared between St Catherine's and churches at Little Munden and Standon.[6] The church was used as a location for the 2001 film Enigma based on the book of the same name by Robert Harris about the codebreakers of Bletchley Park in World War II.[7]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Sacombe CP (parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
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  4. ^ a b William Page, ed. (1912). A History of the County of Hertford. Victoria County History. Vol. 3. British History Online. pp. 136–139.
  5. ^ a b "Church of St Katherine, Sacombe, Hertfordshire". British Listed Buildings. English Heritage. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  6. ^ "St Catherine's, Sacombe". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  7. ^ Waymarking:Movie locations