Stevenage

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Stevenage is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 28 miles (44 km) north of London.wikipedia
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Hertfordshire

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Stevenage is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 28 miles (44 km) north of London.
The four towns that have between 50,000 and 100,000 residents are Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Watford and the only city in the county, St Albans.

A1 road (Great Britain)

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Stevenage is east of junctions 7 and 8 of the A1(M), between Letchworth Garden City to the north and Welwyn Garden City to the south.
It passes through or near North London, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Baldock, Letchworth Garden City, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Stamford, Grantham, Newark-on-Trent, Retford, Doncaster, York, Ripon, Darlington, Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Baldock

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Stevenage lies near the line of the Roman road from Verulamium to Baldock.
Nearby towns include Royston to the northeast, Letchworth and Hitchin to the southwest and Stevenage to the south.

St Nicholas' Church, Stevenage

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The earliest part of St Nicholas' Church dates from the 12th century but it was probably a site of worship much earlier.
St Nicholas' Church is an Anglican parish church in Stevenage, a town in Hertfordshire, England.

The Thomas Alleyne Academy

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In 1558 Thomas Alleyne, a rector of the town, founded a free grammar school for boys, Alleyne's Grammar School, which, despite becoming a boys' comprehensive school in 1967, had an unbroken existence (unlike the grammar school in neighbouring Hitchin) until 1989 when it merged with Stevenage Girls' School to become the Thomas Alleyne School.
The Thomas Alleyne Academy is an Academy in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England.

New towns in the United Kingdom

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In 1946, Stevenage was designated the United Kingdom's first New Town under the New Towns Act.

Six Hills

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The most substantial evidence of activity from Roman times is Six Hills, six tumuli by the side of the old Great North Road – presumably the burial places of a local family.
The Six Hills are a collection of Roman barrows situated alongside the old Great North Road on Six Hills Common in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England.

England

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Stevenage is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 28 miles (44 km) north of London.
Much of the UK's space industry is centred on EADS Astrium, based in Stevenage and Portsmouth.

Non-metropolitan district

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Stevenage is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 28 miles (44 km) north of London.

Albert and Ebenezer Fox

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The Twin Foxes pub, on the Monks Wood estate, was Stevenage's first 'new' public house and was named after local notorious identical-twin poachers (Albert and Ebenezer Fox).
Albert Ebenezer Fox (1857 – 20 May 1937) and Ebenezer Albert Fox (1857 – 2 October 1926) were infamous English poachers who lived in Stevenage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Vincent Motorcycles

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In 1928 Philip Vincent bought the HRD Motorcycle Co Ltd out of receivership, immediately moving it to Stevenage and renaming it the Vincent HRD Motorcycle Co Ltd.
The company was promptly renamed Vincent HRD Co., Ltd and production moved to Stevenage.

Thomas Alleyne

In 1558 Thomas Alleyne, a rector of the town, founded a free grammar school for boys, Alleyne's Grammar School, which, despite becoming a boys' comprehensive school in 1967, had an unbroken existence (unlike the grammar school in neighbouring Hitchin) until 1989 when it merged with Stevenage Girls' School to become the Thomas Alleyne School.
By 1526 Alleyne became rector of Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Stevenage F.C.

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Stevenage FC, formerly known as Stevenage Borough, is the town's major football team, playing their home matches at Broadhall Way.
Stevenage Football Club (known as Stevenage Borough Football Club until 2010) is a professional association football club based in the town of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England.

Symonds Green

Next to be built and occupied were the neighbourhoods of Bedwell in 1952, and then came Broadwater and Shephall (1953), Chells in the 1960s and later Pin Green and Symonds Green.
Symonds Green is a neighbourhood within the English new town of Stevenage in Hertfordshire.

Peter Shepheard

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Gordon Stephenson was the planner, Peter Shepheard the architect, and Eric Claxton the engineer.
Shepheard then worked for William Holford at the Ministry of Town and Country Planning, and became deputy chief architect for the Stevenage Development Corporation (1947–48).

Gordon Craig Theatre

The Stevenage Leisure Centre contains the Gordon Craig Theatre and many facilities for sports.
The Gordon Craig Theatre is the only major theatre in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Broadhall Way

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Stevenage FC, formerly known as Stevenage Borough, is the town's major football team, playing their home matches at Broadhall Way.
Broadhall Way, known as the Lamex Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is an association football stadium in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

River Beane

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At the south of the town, there is a retail park called Roaring Meg, which takes its name from a stream (a tributary of the river Beane) that runs under it.
A tributary of the River Lea, it rises to the south-west of Sandon in the hills northeast of Stevenage and joins the Lea at Hartham Common in Hertford.

Welwyn Garden City

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Stevenage is east of junctions 7 and 8 of the A1(M), between Letchworth Garden City to the north and Welwyn Garden City to the south.
Arriva's 300/301 Centraline service links Welwyn Garden City to the major nearby towns of Stevenage, Hatfield, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead, as well as neighbouring villages Woolmer Green and Knebworth.

Thomas Bennett (architect)

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Felton was replaced first by Allan Duff and later Thomas Bennett, who carried the project to completion.
Sir Thomas Penberthy Bennett KBE FRIBA (14 August 1887 – 29 January 1980) was a renowned English architect, responsible for much of the development of the new towns of Crawley and Stevenage.

Walkern

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The name of the pub "Edward the Confessor" (closed 2006) could have had a connection to the time at which St Mary's Church in nearby Walkern was built, for King Edward ruled from 1042 until his death in 1066.
It is about two miles from Stevenage.

Lewis Hamilton

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Many top class sporting heroes have come from Stevenage, the most notable being Kevin Phillips, Ashley Young, Lewis Hamilton and Ian Poulter.
Born and raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Hamilton's interest in racing started when his father bought him a radio-controlled car when he was six.

Ditchmore Lane

The cricket ground is called Ditchmore Lane.
Ditchmore Lane is a cricket ground in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

New Towns Act 1946

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In 1946, Stevenage was designated the United Kingdom's first New Town under the New Towns Act.

Gordon Stephenson

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Gordon Stephenson was the planner, Peter Shepheard the architect, and Eric Claxton the engineer.
Along with Peter Shepheard, he created an influential design for Stevenage, the first post-war British new town, which incorporated a pedestrianised town centre.