Arkesden

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Arkesden
Arkesden Church of St Mary from Hampit Road, Essex, England.jpg
St Mary's Church from Hampit Road, Arkesden
Arkesden is located in Essex
Arkesden
Arkesden
Location within Essex
Population366 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTL482340
Civil parish
  • Arkesden
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSAFFRON WALDEN
Postcode districtCB11
Dialling code01799
PoliceEssex
FireEssex
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Essex
51°59′08″N 0°09′26″E / 51.9855°N 0.1573°E / 51.9855; 0.1573Coordinates: 51°59′08″N 0°09′26″E / 51.9855°N 0.1573°E / 51.9855; 0.1573

Arkesden is a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England.

The village is 4.3 miles (7 km) south-west from Saffron Walden, approximately 6 miles (10 km) from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, and 22 miles (35 km) north-west from the county town of Chelmsford. The Wicken Water stream flows through the village.

Arkesden is referred to as "Archesdana" in the Doomsday book of 1086, located in the ancient hundred of Uttlesford.[2]

The parish, with its own council, is part of the parliamentary constituency of Saffron Walden, and according to the 2001 census, had a population of 363, increasing slightly to 366 at the 2011 census.[1]

The 13th-century parish church is dedicated to St Mary the virgin, heavily restored in 1855. The village has a village hall, on the church green, and one public house, the Axe and Compasses.

The musician Steve Marriott (of rock band Small Faces) died in a fire at his home at Arkesden in 1991.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ Open Domesday: Arkesden. Accessed 6 January 2022.

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