About Farnham

About Farnham

The Parish of Farnham consists of several small hamlets; Farnham Village, Farnham Green, Hazel End, Levels Green and Chatter End.

Most of the Parish consists of the old Hassobury Estate. The Parish Church was demolished and rebuilt on its present site in 1859.

Farnham – originally Fearnham – ‘The place where fern and bracken grow’ – has a recorded history dating back many hundreds of years and is, in fact, mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name Hassobury means ‘Hart’s Ridge’. Walker’s farm and Earlsbury are probably the oldest settlements in the village and were formerly part of the possessions of the Earl of Sussex.

Location: 2 miles west of Stansted Mountfitchet and 4 miles north of Bishop’s Stortford. Ordnance Survey grid square: TL4724. Postcode: CM23 1HT. Access: northwest off B1004.

Population: 358 in 2023.