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A street in Rickmansworth
A street in Rickmansworth
Coordinates 51 ° 38 ′  N , 0 ° 28 ′  W Coordinates: 51 ° 38 ′  N , 0 ° 28 ′  W
OS National Grid TQ061944
Rickmansworth (England)
Residents 23,973 (as of 2011)
ZIP code section WD3
prefix 01923
Part of the country England
region East of England
Shire county Hertfordshire
Ceremonial county Hertfordshire
District Three Rivers
British Parliament South West Hertfordshire

Rickmansworth is a place with about 24,000 inhabitants (2011) in England . It is the administrative seat of the Three Rivers district in Hertfordshire and is 7 km west of Watford . The River Colne flows on the southeastern edge of the village, and the River Chess flows into the River Colne on the eastern edge of the village.

Rickmansworth is connected to London by the London Underground's Metropolitan Line , but the city itself is outside the Greater London area . The city grew thanks to the connection to the Metropolitan Line, especially in the 20s and 30s of the 20th century and it is still largely characterized by commuters.

The writer George Eliot had a summer residence in town. The house on High Street is now part of the St. Joan of Arc School .

In Douglas Adam's novel series " The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ", a girl named Fenchurch in a café in Rickmansworth finds the question about " life, the universe and all the rest ".

Daughters and sons of the city

Web links

Commons : Rickmansworth  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files


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