| Share
 

Hatfield

Hatfield, town (1991 pop. 33,174), Hertfordshire, SE England. Hatfield was designated one of the new towns in 1948 to alleviate overpopulation in London. The plans for this new town were coordinated with those of nearby Welwyn Garden City. Aircraft, engineering, and electronics manufacture are the town's most notable industries. Hatfield House, the Jacobean mansion built by the 1st earl of Salisbury, and Hatfield Polytechnic College are there.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Hatfield from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: British and Irish Political Geography

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring