Great Oakley, Essex
Great Oakley shown within Essex
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Great Oakley is a village and civil parish in the Tendring district of Essex. It is a long, narrow parish lying on the top of a low (25 m) ridge south of Ramsey Creek which drains northeast towards Harwich. The parish extends south to Oakley Creek, a branch of Hamford Water, where stood Great Oakley Dock, now disused.
A public house called The Three Cups — after the emblem of the Salters Company — used to be situated in the village, indicating that there were salt works in the area and indeed the parish still contains a large chemical works (the Great Oakley Works, operated by EPC-UK, which produces the cetane improver 2-ethyl hexyl nitrate, and also provides specialist explosives handling services.
The Village now has only one public house, called The Maybush.
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