The Day Essay

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TRING Postcode district HP23 Dialling code 01442 Police Hertfordshire Fire Hertfordshire Ambulance East of England EU Parliament East of England UK Parliament South West Hertfordshire List of places: UK · England · Hertfordshire Coordinates: 51.7962°N 0.6592°W Tring is a small market town and civil parish in the Dacorum District of Hertfordshire, England. Situated in a gap passing through the Chiltern Hills, 30 miles (48 km) north-west of London, and linked to London by the old Roman road of Akeman Street, by the modern A41, by the Grand Union Canal and by rail lines to Euston Station, Tring is now largely a dormitory town in the London commuter belt. Contents [hide] 1 History 2 Etymology 3 Geography 3.1 Climate 4 Transport 5 Sport 6 Local economy 7 Education 8 Notable people 9 Gallery 10 References 11 External links History[edit] There is evidence of Prehistoric settlement with Iron Age barrows, and defensive embankments adjacent to the Ridgeway Path and also later with Saxon burials.[2] The town straddles the Roman road called Akeman Street, which runs through it as the High Street. The Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Tring. Viewed from across the High Street The Manor of Treunga is described in the Domesday survey of 1086.[3] It was assigned to Count Eustace II of Boulogne by William the Conqueror. The town was granted a charter by Edward II in 1315. In 1682 the mansion of Tring Park designed by Sir Christopher Wren was built for the owner Henry Guy, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to Charles II.[4] John Washington, the son of the Reverend Lawrence Washington and Amphyllis Twigden was born and brought up in Tring. In 1656 he left Tring to go on a trading voyage to Virginia but after a shipwreck on the Potomac River he remained in Virginia, married and started a family which

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