Epping Green, Essex

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Epping Green
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Epping Green, Essex
Epping Green is located in Essex
Epping Green
Epping Green
 Epping Green shown within Essex
OS grid reference TL435052
   – London 15 mi (24 km)  SSW
Civil parish Epping Upland
District Epping Forest
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EPPING
Postcode district CM16
Dialling code 01992
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Epping Forest
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UK
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Essex

Coordinates: 51°43′42″N 0°04′38″E / 51.7283°N 0.0773°E / 51.7283; 0.0773

Epping Green is a village in the civil parish of Epping Upland and Epping Forest district of Essex, England, situated on the B181 road between Epping and Harlow.

The parish of Epping Upland, which stretches from the Wake Arms public house near Upshire at the south to the outskirts of Harlow at the north, takes in part of Thornwood Common at the east, and the hamlet of Rye Hill. Epping Green lies mainly within Epping Forest land although most farmland is owned by Copped Hall Estates and leased to the local farmers.[citation needed]

Epping Green public houses

In the vicinity[where?] are ancient market routes and cattle drover's lanes, which were routes from as far afield as Wales and Norfolk. The traditional village pond was originally a blacksmith's cooling pond.[citation needed] The village has no shops but contains two public houses within 50 yards (46 m) of each other. The 13th-century parish church of All Saints' at Epping Upland, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south-east, serves Epping Green, and was the original Epping church before St John's was built.

Between the 1920s and 1940s Epping Green consisted chiefly of wooden cottages built along a country road. The village has since grown and is on a busy route from Harlow to Epping. Public transport buses operated by Regal Busways under contract to Essex County Council connect the village to Epping and Harlow, and to the London Underground at Epping Station.

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