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Hoddesdon

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Hoddesdon
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Borough:Broxbourne
County:Hertfordshire
Region:East of England
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Hertfordshire
Traditional County:Hertfordshire
Postal County:Hertfordshire

Template:GBdot Hoddesdon is a commuter town in the English county of Hertfordshire, situated in the Lea Valley.

Hoddesdon grew up as a coaching stop on the route between Cambridge and London. At its height during the Eighteenth century, more than 35 coaches a day would pass through the town.

The town saw a boom in the mid Twentieth century as gravel was mined from the area to be exhausted by the 1970s. The lakes and water pits left behind have been used for local leisure amenities.

Today Hoddesdon has a little light industry but is mainly a dormitory town for commuters to London.

The town hosted the eighth Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne in 1951.

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