Our  village derives its name  from Hean (Anglo Saxon – high) and Stige (pathway) and was described by a Mr John Peile in the mid 19thC as “a place somewhat remote” and by Olive Cook in her 1970 publication to help prevent the 3rd London airport at Nuthampstead  as “ almost completely untouched by 20th century development”

Anstey is situated in rural East Hertfordshire and is made up of various hamlets called “ends.”

Anstey is not a village in which we want to have street lights, cats eyes, and parking restrictions. In years to come we hope that remote and untouched will still describe the village; and like many generations before us villagers happily get on with their lives, either on their own or within the friendship of their  neighbours, church, school and pub.

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Defibrillator Training
In response to requests (following the installation of a defibrillator at The Blind Fiddler) Anstey Parish Council have organised a trainer from Community Heartbeat who will run a session in the Village Hall on Thursday 25th July at 7.30pm. This free hands-on practical session will focus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator. Please contact Dave Oxley by email: or text 07802 733398 if you wish to book a place.


  ANSTEY, BRENT PELHAM & MEESDEN NEWSLETTER   Click the link below to view the village Newsletter as a PDF file Newsletter Aug- Sept 2019

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