Great Gaddesden Tourism, United Kingdom

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Great Gaddesden /ˈɡædzdən/ is a village and civil parish in Dacorum Hundred in Hertfordshire, England. It is located in the Chiltern Hills, north of Hemel Hempstead. The parish borders Flamstead, Hemel Hempstead, Nettleden and Little Gaddesden and also Studham in Bedfordshire. The Church of St. John the Baptist was probably the site of a pre-Christian sanctuary. The church shows features of every period since the 12th century. Part of the chancel with Roman bricks dates back to the early 12th century. The old church was extended by the south aisle in the 13th century and the north aisle in the 14th century, while the west tower was built in the 15th century and the north chapel in the 18th. The medieval convent of St Margaret's stood northwest of the village. For a while the site served as a WW2 RCAF transit camp and later a boarding school for children with special needs, and it is now a Theravadin Buddhist monastery, the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, complete with temple. Gaddesden Place, east of the village, was built from 1768 to 1773 for the Halsey family. It is surrounded by a large park. In 1905 a fire destroyed the interior of the main house. The River Gade takes its name from Gaddesden. Its clear water is used for watercress beds along the river, and at Water End, south of Great Gaddesden, is an old corn mill. The bridge over the river at Water End has a medieval appearance but was built in the 19th century.


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Facts and Stats for Great Gaddesden*

  • Pollution Statistics in Great Gaddesden

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    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Great Gaddesden: Crime and Safety

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    • Burglary and Theft 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 38.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.06 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.19 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.13 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.56 (Moderate)
  • Living in Great Gaddesden - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 53.07 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 57.47 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.61 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.33 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.15 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Great Gaddesden

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    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 114.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 61.45 USD

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