Epping Upland

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Epping Upland
All Saints Church - Epping Upland, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 143265.jpg
All Saints' Church, Epping Upland
Epping Upland is located in Essex
Epping Upland
Epping Upland
Epping Upland shown within Essex
Population 831 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TL444045
• London 15 mi (24 km) SSW
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EPPING
Postcode district CM16
Dialling code 01992
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
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Coordinates: 51°43′16″N 0°05′23″E / 51.7210°N 0.089699°E / 51.7210; 0.089699

Epping Upland is a village and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England.[2]

The village is situated on the B181 road, approximately 3 miles (5 km) south from the town of Harlow, and 2 miles (3 km) north-west from the town of Epping and the M11 motorway.

Epping Upland parish church is dedicated to All Saints, with the Epping Upland ecclesiastical parish part of the Diocese of Chelmsford.[3][4] The church dates to the 13th century and is Grade II* listed.[3]

Until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, All Saints was under the jurisdiction of Waltham Abbey. In the first half of the 19th century part of today's town of Epping was within the civil parish of Epping Upland and was part of the ecclesiastical parish centred on All Saints'. The south-eastern urban and market part of Epping Upland joined the hamlet of Epping Street to become the town of Epping.[5][6][7] In 1831 the village of Epping Upland had a population of 427 within 83 houses. At the time, eighty percent of the village population, and forty percent of the parish, were employed in agriculture.[8][9]

Upland Road towards Takeleys

Among further listed Epping Upland village buildings is Takeleys, a Grade II timber framed house, as part of a moated site, which dates to the 16th century (Pevsner: early 17th), with 18th-century alterations. It contains an "elaborately carved" chimney piece and, in an upper room, 17th-century brown and black wall paintings in floral style on plasterwork.[10][11]

On 8 September 1944, during the Second World War, the first German V-2 rocket to be launched landed at Epping Upland.[12]

The local primary school is Epping Upland C of E Primary School.

Civil parish[edit]

Epping Upland civil parish stretches from the southern outskirts of Harlow at the north to below the M25 motorway at the south, a distance of approximately 5 miles (8 km), and a distance of 3 miles west from Thornwood Common at the east. The village of Epping Green and the hamlet of Rye Hill are situated just inside the northern edge of the civil parish.

In 2001 the population of Epping Upland was 790,[13] increasing to 831 at the 2011 Census.[1]

The parish includes at the south the earthwork remains of the scheduled Ambresbury Banks, an Iron Age hill fort.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Hagger, Nicholas; A View of Epping Forest, O Books (2012), p. 29. ISBN 1846945879
  3. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of All Saints, Upland Road (1111168)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Epping Upland: "All Saints, Epping Upland", Diocese of Chelmsford
  5. ^ White, William; White's Directory of Essex 1848
  6. ^ Lewis, Samuel (1840), A Topographical Dictionary of England: Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate & Market Towns..., p. 160. Reprint Nabu Press (2014). ISBN 129451864X
  7. ^ Gorton, John; A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland; Compiled from Local Information, and the Most Recent and Official Authorities (1833), p. 741. Reprint Nabu Press (2011). ISBN 1178780511
  8. ^ The Penny Cyclopædia of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1831) Vols 9-10, p. 21. Reprint Ulan Press (2012)
  9. ^ Oxley, James Edwin (1965); Reformation in Essex to the Death of Mary, Manchester University Press, p. 159. ISBN 0719000939
  10. ^ Historic England. "Takeleys, Upland Road (1181566)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  11. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Radcliffe, Enid; Essex (The Buildings of England), Penguin Books (1974) p. 175. ISBN 0140710116
  12. ^ "2754 people Killed in Enemy's Rocket Bomb Attacks", The Glasgow Herald, 27 April 1945, p. 4. Retrieved 9 March 2015
  13. ^ "Epping Upland CP (Parish)", Office for National Statistics

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