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The town of Cheshunt is part of the Borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, lying entirely within the Greater London Urban Area and London Metropolitan Area. This area is on the River Lea and Lee Navigation, as well as the New River. It is located 14 miles north of London, 35 miles south of Cambridge, 15 miles ENE of Watford, and 1.5 miles east of the Essex border. The town is located along the A10. According to the United Kingdom’s 2011 census, the town has a population of 45,832.
A former local council armorial bearing the name Cestrehunt commemorates the monument erected by the Romans at a place called Cestre fortress.
Cheshunt was mainly used for its nursery industry until the late 1960s, and many new techniques for growing under glass were developed here. Thomas Rochford had a large presence here, although most of the glasshouses have now been developed for housing. The names of the roads and estates often reflect this, such as Rosedale or Thomas Rochford Way. A small nursery trade survives to the west of the town. Throughout the nearby town of Goffs Oak, there are still lots of nurseries.
In the past, the River Lee Navigation was used to transport flowers and crops into London markets until road transport became more viable. There was a wharf on the site now occupied by Herts Young Mariners Base just east of the railway. The Youth Hostel was built on the site of the former open-air swimming pool.
Cheshunt Station is in Zone 8 of the Travelcard system. Nearby stations include Theobalds Grove, Waltham Cross, Broxbourne, Rye House and Loughton (Central Line). The station is on both the National Rail network and the London Overground network. Service runs between Tottenham Hale via Stratford or Stratford and Liverpool Street, and between Hertford East, Bishop’s Stortford and Cambridge.
Crossrail 2 is expected to connect north-east London to the south-west, stopping at Cheshunt station, along with improving the station.