Hempstead in Essex
Resting place of William Harvey and Sir Eliab Harvey and birthplace of Dick Turpin

Welcome to Hempstead!

The small village of Hempstead lies 6 miles east of Saffron Walden in the rolling hills of North-west Essex and part of Uttlesford District. Whilst it only has about 175 properties and a population of around 450, it sports some fascinating history beyond its size. Much has happened since it was called Hamsteda at the time of the Doomsday Book when there were 10 times more pigs than people.

The Highwayman Dick Turpin, born in the village pub, the Bell Inn as it was in 1705 and worked in his father’s butcher’s shop before becoming notorious and eventually hanged in York in 1734.

In St. Andrew’s church at the top of the hill lies the tomb of William Harvey 1578-1657, who discovered the circulation of blood in the human body which changed the medical world completely

Latest News

What’s happening in Hempstead.

ROBINN Group July Newsletter

ROBINN Group July Newsletter

Dear Supporters, A round up of what the ROBINN Group have been up to for the month of July. We have opened our fund-raising circle to villages between here and Saffron Walden, even making the Walden Local newspaper! We have raised a good amount so far but we still need to raise a lot more, so please do tell friends and family about our ...
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Upcoming Local Events

Upcoming events in and around Hempstead.

1st Radwinter Cubs
Wed 15 May
1st Radwinter Cubs -
Green Bin Day
Thu 16 May
Green Bin Day
Puppy Training
Thu 16 May
Puppy Training -
Hatha Yoga
Mon 20 May
Hatha Yoga -
Ladies Keep Fit
Tue 21 May
Ladies Keep Fit -
1st Radwinter Cubs
Wed 22 May
1st Radwinter Cubs -
Black Bin Day
Thu 23 May
Black Bin Day
Puppy Training
Thu 23 May
Puppy Training -
Hatha Yoga
Mon 27 May
Hatha Yoga -
Ladies Keep Fit
Tue 28 May
Ladies Keep Fit -
1st Radwinter Cubs
Wed 29 May
1st Radwinter Cubs -
Green Bin Day
Thu 30 May
Green Bin Day

Latest Parish Documents

Latest documents from Hempstead Parish Council 

Annual Return Accounting Statement Variances, 2021/22

Minutes of Annual Parish Meeting, 27th May 2022