Epping Green, Essex
Epping Green, Essex
Epping Green shown within Essex
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Epping Upland|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||Epping Forest|
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 Johns 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 1920s to 1940s Epping Green consisted in the main of wooden cottages built along a quiet country road, which is now a busy route from Harlow to Epping.
Epping Green has now grown substantially with about 300 houses, although it still retains a certain village atmosphere, as there are quite a few lifelong residents and a good community spirit still exists.
The village now has no shops but still retains two popular pubs within 50 yards of each other.
Epping Green has the traditional village pond which in fact was originally the blacksmiths cooling pond, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
There are ancient market routes and cattle drovers lanes, which were main routes from as far afield as Wales and Norfolk.
The views from the Church road and from the top of the common towards London are outstanding, the village is hugely popular with commuters as it is unique, on the one hand in the country but only a few miles from the bright lights of London.
Public transport is limited, but the village is connected to Epping and Harlow with 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.
- Epping Upland Parish Council
- Epping Upland CE Primary School
- All Saints Church
- Epping Forest District Council
- Essex County Council
-  Epping Forest DC Census