Arkesden

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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 4
Dialling code01799
PoliceEssex
FireEssex
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast 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 Essex, England. It is located 4.3 miles (7 km) southwest of Saffron Walden, is around 6 miles from Bishop's Stortford in nearby Hertfordshire and is 22 miles (35 km) northwest from the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the district of Uttlesford and the parliamentary constituency of Saffron Walden. The village has its own parish council.

St Mary's Church from Hampit Road, Arkesden

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 363, increasing slightly to 366 at the 2011 census.[1]

The village church is dedicated to St Mary the virgin. The village hall is on the church green next to Church Green Cottage. There is one public house, the Axe and Compasses.

It is also notable for being the village where mod/rock icon Steve Marriott died in 1991, in a fire in his home.

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 September 2015.

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