Buntingford is a little market town and civil parish in the district of East Hertfordshire and county of Hertfordshire in England. It lies upon the River Rib and on the Roman road Ermine Street. As a outcome of its location, it grew mainly as a staging post afterward many coaching inns and has an 18th-century one-cell prison known as The Cage, by the ford at the decline of Church Street. It has a population of 5,378, as of the 2011 UK Census. The town furthermore has an annual firework display at The Bury, presented by Buntingford Town Football Club. It is Hertfordshire’s smallest town.
The Prime Meridian passes to the east of Buntingford.
The town has many Georgian and medieval buildings, such as Buntingford almshouses, Buntingford Manor House and the Red House.
Buntingford was a stop-over on what was the main route amongst London and Cambridge, now the A10. Due to its prudence as a commuter town in recent years,[when?] the town has grown considerably in the similar to few decades,[when?] the most noticeable recent auxiliary being the “Bovis Estate” (c. 1990), informally named after the housing firm that constructed there; its main road is Luynes Rise, named due to the town’s twinning with Luynes (near Tours) in France. Other housing estates are: Freman Drive, Vicarage Road, Snells Mead, Downhall Ley, Monks Walk, and Kingfisher Park. Recently, the town has grown further with new new developments, notably: The Village, Meadow Vale, Knights Walk & The Maples. The population of Buntingford is time-honored to rise by 1,500 to 6,500 inhabitants by 2021, marking the largest grow old of progress since the 1960s bearing in mind the former Sainsbury’s depot site was constructed and housing estates to preserve new workers were constructed.