Welcome to the Local History of Henham, Little Henham and Pledgdon

Springtime at the Church


Henham is a parish of about 1,500 people settled long before the Domesday Book of 1085. It is situated about five miles north-east of Bishops Stortford in the English county of Essex. Expansion of the village, development of Stansted Airport and proposed building of a nearby new town (aka 'Dumpton') would change Henham immeasurably. Here we try to record the village as it was, as it is now, unless or before it is lost. Formerly known as Henham on the Hill and Henham on the Mount, the parish also includes the two hamlets of Little Henham and Pledgdon (or Prison Green).


WHAT's NEW - as of Nov 24th. 2018

1. John Evans memories of him and a younger brother being evacuated from Chingford to Henham in 1939 along with Ann Carter and other evacuees in 1939

2. The Stannard family were evacuated to Henham in 1916 and a collection of their letters is here

3. The Balaam Family and The Bell pub

4. The Mill at Henham was purchased in the 1950s by Ken Newland, his family have provided an insight into Ken's life.