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Hitchin is a market town in Hertfordshire approximately 37 miles north of London, and has a population of circa 34k.

Some Background History to Hitchin

Hitchin is a medieval market town in Hertfordshire with a history that stretches far back in time. The river Hiz (pronounced ‘hitch') runs through Hitchin, and sits picturesquely in front of St Mary's Church.

Hitchin's history actually begins with King Offa of Mercia who founded a religious house in AD792 on and occupied by the Hicce tribe. This was the beginning of Hitchin's parish church.

Historically, Hitchin flourished due to its wood trade. During the 17th Century the town was a staging post for coaching from London. The railway arrived in the mid-19th Century and Hitchin established itself as a major centre for grain trading, and The Corn Exchange was built, which is still standing today.

Hitchin has many fine Tudor and Georgian buildings, particularly around the market square. In the centre of the market square is a clock made by Gatewards the jewellers, who have had a shop in the town since 1760.

Local Attractions and Places of Interest in and around Hitchin

  • St Mary's Church
    In the centre of Hitchin on the banks of the river Hiz stands St Mary's Church, which is the largest parish church in Hertfordshire and formerly a Minster. The church dates back to the 14th/15th Century, and was built with money from the wool trade. Under the floor in the Nave of St Mary's church are the origins of a Saxon church which stood on the site before St Mary's church was built.

    Read more about St Mary's Church at

  • Hitchin Markets
    Hitchin has a historic market held in the town every Tuesday and Saturday, which has been taking place for hundreds of years. On the last Saturday of each month there is also a Crafts & Farmers Market. There is also a general/antiques/collectables market every Friday, and a car boot every Sunday both of which are also held at the Hitchin Market Place.

    Find out more at

  • Hitchin Lavender
    Hitchin Lavender is a popular tourist attraction at Cadwell Farm where stunning displays of lavender can be seen.

    Find out more at

  • Rhythms of the World
    Hitchin is the venue for the Rhythms of the World Festival. The Festival has been going for over two decades used to be the largest free festival of world music in Europe, but an entry fee has been charged now since 2008.

    Read more about the Rhythms of the World Festival at

Facts about Hitchin

  • Elizabeth, the Queen’s mother’s birth was registered in Hitchin in 1900.  Elizabeth’s parents lived at St Paul’s Walden Bury where Elizabeth spent much of her childhood.
  • In 2013 Hitchin was voted the 9th best town in the UK in which to live in a poll in The Times.
  • In 1960 Hitchin Council were the first council in Britain to introduce ‘black bags’ for refuse collection.
  • In 1697 Hitchin is believed to have been subjected to the most severe hailstorm recorded in British history where hailstones of over 4” in diameter were reported.
  • The British Schools Museum in Hitchin is the only surviving example of a Lancastrian schoolroom in the country.
  • Hitchin has two theatres, The Queen Mother Theatre and the Market Theatre, both of which present a variety of productions and shows.

Famous Residents Past & Present

Valerie Singleton (9-4-1937) Television and Radio Presenter
Jennie Bond (19-8-1950) Journalist and TV Presenter
Ben Hull (8-11-1972) Actor and Presenter
Penny Irving (1955) Former Actress and Page 3 Model
Deisy Leanne Wilson (27-12-1980) Actress

Major Employers in Hitchin

Company Name
Tomorrow (formerly GE Life and National Mutual)
Dorma (UK) Ltd
Willmott Dixon
Viking Johnson
Waitrose Ltd
J Sainsburyslc
JAS Bowman & Sons Ltd
Marsh Services Ltd

Local Business Parks

Algrey Trading Estate Cooks Way Hitchin SG4 0JE
Bilton Road Hitchin SG4 0SB
Bury Mead Road Hitchin SG5 1RT
Cadwell Lane Hitchin SG4 0SA
Cam Centre (The) Wilbury Way Hitchin SG4 0TW
Cam Square Wilbury Way Hitchin SG4 0TZ
Trust Industrial Estate Wilbury Way Hitchin SG4 0UZ
Wallace Way Hitchin SG4 0SE
Wilbury Court Wilbury Way Hitchin SG4 0TW
Wilbury Way Hitchin SG4 0TW


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