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St. Mary's Church, Gilston - - 140191.jpg
St Mary's church, Gilston
Gilston is located in Hertfordshire
 Gilston shown within Hertfordshire
Population 180 
OS grid reference TL 448 121
Civil parish Eastwick and Gilston
District East Hertfordshire
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARLOW
Postcode district CM20
Dialling code 01279
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Hertford and Stortford
List of places

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Gilston is a village in the East Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire, England. It is located a little over one mile north of the town of Harlow in the neighbouring county of Essex. Together with the nearby hamlet of Eastwick, it forms the civil parish of Eastwick and Gilston. At the 2001 Census, the population was 180.[1]

The name derives from Gedel or Gydel, an Old English personal name, and tun, meaning farm or settlement.

The Parish Church of St Mary dates from the 13th century, and is Grade I listed.

See also


  1. "Gilston". Luton Paranormal Society. Retrieved 2012-09-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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