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South Mimms is a village and civil parish forming part of the Hertsmeremarker district of Hertfordshiremarker in the East of England.

It is a small settlement located near to the junction of the M25 motorwaymarker with the A1 motorwaymarker and is perhaps more widely known because of the naming of the service station at that junction, and for mountain biking routes in the area which start from the service station.

Potters Barmarker was originally a small settlement in the parish of South Mimms. Potters Bar became the location of the nearest railway station and eventually became much larger. Both Potters Bar and South Mimms were part of Middlesexmarker until the creation of Greater Londonmarker which abolished the county of Middlesex in 1965. South Mimms was the northernmost village in Middlesex.

South Mimms parish was split in 1894 under the Local Government Act 1894 with the extreme southern tip forming South Mimms Urbanmarker parish in the Barnet Urban Districtmarker and was transferred to Hertfordshire. This area now forms part of the London Borough of Barnetmarker. The rest of the parish became the South Mimms Rural Districtmarker, later renamed the Potters Bar Urban District.

South Mimms served as a home for Queen Wilhelmina during her exile in World War II. A German air attack on South Mimms at this time narrowly missed her, killing several of her guards.

For many years Clare Hall Hospital was used as a tuberculosis sanatorium.

Sign at Junction 1 of the A1(M) at South Mimms

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