Great Hallingbury

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Great Hallingbury is a village and a civil parish near the M11 motorway, in the Uttlesford District, in the English county of Essex. It is near the town of Bishop's Stortford. At the edge of the Village lies the ancient Royal Hunting Forest and National Trust property Hatfield Forest. The Village is relatively small, containing houses from a selection of eras including Tudor through to modern builds. The village population has shown a considerable decrease in size resulting in the closure of the village school. This building and its accompanying playing field is still in the village, having been renovated into housing and a grazing field.

Amenities[edit]

St Giles church in Great Hallingbury

Great Hallingbury has a place of worship, St Giles. It also has a pub called The Hop Poles. There is a selection of village groups, including a Brownie club and the WI who meet frequently in the Village Hall. There is an annual flower show hosted by either Great Hallingbury or Little Hallingbury. [1]

Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509[edit]

On 22 December 1999, Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509 crashed into Hatfield Forest near Great Hallingbury shortly after take-off from nearby London Stansted Airport. All four crew on board were killed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Giles's Church, Great Hallingbury". Essexchurches.info. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°50′N 0°11′E / 51.833°N 0.183°E / 51.833; 0.183