Epping Green, Essex

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Epping Green
Epping Green village - geograph.org.uk - 109438.jpg
Epping Green, Essex
Epping Green is located in Essex
Epping Green
Epping Green
 Epping Green shown within Essex
Population 780 [1]
OS grid reference TL4365605318
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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Coordinates: 51°43′42″N 0°04′38″E / 51.7283°N 0.0773°E / 51.7283; 0.0773

Epping Green is a small village in Essex, England, situated on the B181 between Epping and Harlow.

The village is in the parish of Epping Upland, which stretches from the Wake Arms pub near Upshire to the outskirts of Harlow, taking in parts of Thornwood and Rye Hill.

The 14th-century village church, All Saints' Epping Upland, was the original Epping church before St John's was built. The village lies mainly within Epping Forest land although the majority of farmland is owned by Copped Hall Estates and leased to the local farmers. In the vicinity there are ancient market routes and cattle drover's lanes, which were main routes from as far afield as Wales and Norfolk.

In the 1920s to 1940s Epping Green consisted in the main of wooden cottages built along what was a quiet country road but is now a busy route from Harlow to Epping. Although it has since grown substantially, Epping Green still retains a certain village atmosphere, including its traditional village pond (originally the blacksmith's cooling pond).

The village now has no shops but still retains two popular pubs within 50 yards of each other.

Public transport is limited, but the village is connected to Epping and Harlow by bus routes 381 and 382, which operate on Mondays to Saturdays. The routes are operated by Regal Busways under contract to Essex County Council. The routes connect to the London Underground at Epping Station.

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  1. ^ [1] Epping Forest DC Census