Old Harlow

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Coordinates: 51°46′58″N 0°08′13″E / 51.78273°N 0.13688°E / 51.78273; 0.13688

Old Harlow
Old Harlow is located in Essex
Old Harlow
Old Harlow
 Old Harlow shown within Essex
Population 5,845 [1]
OS grid reference TL475115
District Harlow
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARLOW
Postcode district CM17
Dialling code 01279
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Harlow
List of places
UK
England
Essex

Old Harlow is the historic part of the new town and district of Harlow, Essex in England.

Old Harlow is situated in the north-east area of the town and is the oldest area of the town. Old Harlow pre-dates the first written record in the Domesday Book of 1086, so it is unknown when the town first come into existence. Originally Old Harlow was going to be the central area of Harlow New Town, but due to the amount of demolition works and the loss of agricultural land it was decided to build Harlow New Town to the west of Old Harlow. As Harlow New Town was being built Old Harlow seemed to be forgotten and fell behind in its development. It was not until 1977 that Old Harlow was improved with the building of a health service and a senior citizens day centre. Old Harlow still remains village-like with 2 Grade 1 listed buildings and many other Grade 2 listed buildings.

Old Harlow ward has a total population of 5,845 and comprises 2,498 homes.[1]

History[edit]

Old Harlow was known as Harlow before the building of Harlow New Town, at which point it was renamed Old Harlow and became a ward of the new town.

High Street has two Indian restaurants, a Chinese restaurant, a chip and kebab shop and a daytime cafe.

Opposite High Street runs Fore Street and Market Street, where there are three of the Old Town pubs, the Chequers, the Marquis of Granby [1] and the Crown [2]. The Crown has a wall of medieval painting, dating back to the 17th century.

At the other end of High Street a short walk takes you to the Green Man Hotel [3].

The town is served by St Mary's Church.

Transport[edit]

Bus[edit]

Most bus services operate to nearby Harlow, with some buses also linking to other major towns such as Bishop's Stortford and Chelmsford. Most routes are operated under contract to Essex County Council (routes 7, 8A, 12, 47, 59, 147, 322), but some routes are operated commercially (routes 8, 510, 511, E18). Route 510 is the most frequent service, offering links to Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford and Stansted Airport 24-hours a day, including Christmas Day.

Train[edit]

Harlow Mill railway station, which is located in Old Harlow, is served by the West Anglia Main Line and is operated by Greater Anglia.

Pubs[edit]

  • The Chequers
  • The Crown
  • The Green Man
  • The Marquis of Granby
  • The Queen's Head Inn
  • The White Horse

Schools[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

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