Black Notley

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Black Notley
Black Notley church and Hall, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 153768.jpg
Black Notley church and Hall
Black Notley is located in Essex
Black Notley
Black Notley
Location within Essex
Population1,646 (2001)
2,478 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTL764210
Civil parish
  • Black Notley
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRAINTREE
Postcode districtCM77
Dialling code01376
PoliceEssex
FireEssex
AmbulanceEast of England
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UK Parliament
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UK
England
Essex
51°51′07″N 0°33′58″E / 51.8519°N 0.5660°E / 51.8519; 0.5660Coordinates: 51°51′07″N 0°33′58″E / 51.8519°N 0.5660°E / 51.8519; 0.5660

Black Notley is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is located approximately 1 12 miles (2.4 km) south of Braintree and is 9 miles (14 km) north-northeast from the county town of Chelmsford. According to the 2011 census including Young's End it had a population of 2,478.[1]

History[edit]

The place-name 'Notley' is first attested in a Saxon charter of 998 as Hnutlea, and appears as 'Nutlea' in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means 'nut wood'. 'Black Notley' is first attested in 1240.[2]

The parish church is dedicated to both St. Peter and St. Paul, and has walls of flint and pebble. The nave was constructed in the 12th century and the chancel was rebuilt around the 16th century when also the south porch and bell-turret were added. Around 100 yards to the south of the church is the 15th century Grade II listed Black Notley Hall.[3]

Geography[edit]

The village is in the district of Braintree, but as of 2010, forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Witham. It has its own parish council, and is part of the wider Cressing, Black Notley, White Notley and Faulkbourne parish cluster.[4]

The Cressing railway station, on the Braintree Branch Line, is around half a mile from the village centre. It is close to the River Brain. In 2002 work was completed on the new estate, built in place of the old hospital giving 350 new houses to the area.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ONS Data Explorer". ONS. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.345.
  3. ^ 'Black Notley', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex, Volume 2, Central and South west (London, 1921), pp. 18-21. British History Online
  4. ^ "Parish cluster map". www.braintree.gov.uk. Archived from the original (JPG) on 2006-10-14. Retrieved 2007-01-27.
  5. ^ "BLACK NOTLEY Where old and new are united". Essex Chronicle. Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.

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