Cottered is a village and civil parish 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Buntingford and 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Baldock in the East Hertfordshire District of Hertfordshire in England. It has a population of 634, increasing to 634 at the 2011 Census.
St John the Baptist Church
659 (2011 Census)
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North of Cottered, on a private drive off Throcking Road, is Broadfield House. This was rebuilt for Lady Helen Ley, daughter of the Earl of Marlborough, who married into the local Pulter family. Her daughter Margaret married John Forrester: their son James(d.1696) had Broadfield Hall extended, with Grade II listed stables designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Among those who have held the living of Cottered may be mentioned the Rev Anthony Trollope, who was grandfather of the authors Anthony Trollope and Thomas Adolphus Trollope. He was incumbent of Cottered for forty-four years and died in 1806.
It has a football club, Cottered FC.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : East Hertfordshire Retrieved 2 February 2010
- Historic England, "The Garden House, Cottered (1000558)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 16 February 2018
- Victoria County History: A History of the County of Hertford: volume 3
- Roberts, Damion. "Getting to know Cottered". Hertfordshire Life. Retrieved 13 April 2014.