North Weald Bassett

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Coordinates: 51°44′17″N 0°09′18″E / 51.738°N 0.155°E / 51.738; 0.155

North Weald Bassett
North Weald Bassett is located in Essex
North Weald Bassett
North Weald Bassett
 North Weald Bassett shown within Essex
Area  22.79 km2 (8.80 sq mi)
Population 6,039 (2001)
    - Density  265 /km2 (690 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TL489066
    - London 20 mi (32 km)  SW
Civil parish North Weald Bassett
District Epping Forest
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EPPING, HARLOW
Postcode district CM16, CM17
Dialling code 01992
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Brentwood and Ongar
Website www.northweald-pc.gov.uk
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North Weald Bassett is a civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. Other than the village of North Weald it also includes Foster Street, Hastingwood, Thornwood, Thornwood Common and Tyler's Green. The local council of the parish is North Weald Bassett Parish Council. Located approximately 20 miles northeast of London, it is a rural parish with large sections of land used by North Weald Airfield and North Weald Golf Course.

History[edit]

The parish was part of Ongar Rural District from 1894 to 1955 and Epping and Ongar Rural District from 1955 to 1974.[1]

Government[edit]

North Weald Bassett Parish Council is the local authority for the civil parish. The parish council offices are located in North Weald.[2]

Geography[edit]

It is located approximately 20 miles northeast of London and abuts the outskirts of the towns of Harlow to the north and Epping to the southwest. It is split between these post towns for postal addresses.

The civil parish includes the following settlements:

Demography[edit]

As at the 2001 census the population was 6,039 and 51.5% female, with an average age of 39. There are 2,387 households, with an average household size of 2.45.[3]

Transport[edit]

The M11 motorway cuts through the middle of the parish and has a junction with the A414 road. The southern boundary runs parallel to the heritage Epping Ongar Railway and makes a small deviation to include the whole of North Weald railway station. The nearest regularly served stations are outside the parish, with Harlow Town railway station 2.5 miles to the north and Epping tube station one mile to the southwest. North Weald Airfield occupies a large part of the south of the parish.

Features[edit]

North Weald Airfield (ICAO: EGSX) is an operational general aviation aerodrome which was an important fighter station during the Battle of Britain, when it was known as the RAF Station RAF North Weald.

Latton Priory was a small priory of Augustinian Canons Regular, the remains of which are a Grade II* listed building. [4] Paris Hall is a 16th-century grade II* listed house. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit_page.jsp?u_id=10074174#tab02
  2. ^ http://rds.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/mgParishCouncilDetails.aspx?ID=333&LS=3
  3. ^ Epping Forest District Council, Local Development Framework
  4. ^ "Name: LATTON PRIORY List entry Number: 1111392". English Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Name: PARIS HALL List entry Number: 1146700". English Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

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