Hatfield

Hatfield

[hat-feeld]
noun
a town in central Hertfordshire, in SE England: incorporated into (Welwyn Hatfield) 1974.
Also called Bishop's Hatfield.
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Hatfield (ˈhætˌfiːld)
 
n
a market town in S central England, in Hertfordshire, with a new town of the same name built on the outskirts: university (1992); site of Hatfield House (1607--11), the seat of the Cecil family. Pop: 32 281 (2001)

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hatfield

town, Welwyn Hatfield district, administrative and historic county of Hertfordshire, England, located on the old Great North Road north of London. Hatfield House, the home of the Cecil family, stands on the site of Bishop John Morton of Ely's palace (completed 1497). A row of small Georgian dwellings remains in Fore Street in the old town. The Eight Bells Inn was reputedly the scene of one of highwayman Dick Turpin's escapades. The Church of St. Ethelreda contains the Salisbury Chapel (1618).

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