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Felsted (sometimes spelt Felstead) is a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Bannister Green, Bartholomew Green, Causeway End, Coblers Green, Cock Green, Frenches Green, Gransmore Green, Hartford End, Molehill Green, Milch Hill, Thistley Green, Watch House Green and Willows Green.
Felsted is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Felesteda, Felstede and Phensteda in the Hundred of Hinckford, where it was held by Earl Ælfgar as feu in the time of King Edward. In 1086, Felstead was part of the land of La Trinité of Caen, who held four hides. The fifth hide was no longer in this manor as King William gave three virgates to Roger God-save-the-ladies and the fourth to Geoffrey fitzSalomon.
The village has links to Lord Riche who founded the public school, the Felsted School, in 1564, and is buried in Holy Cross Church. Lord Riche was an important benefactor of the Felsted Church. The school also has links to Oliver Cromwell, who sent his sons there. The valley between Little Dunmow and Felsted was the location for the only sugar beet factory in Essex, which has been redeveloped for housing in a community called Flitch Green.
- Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees:51.85656 0.43327
- Latitude/Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds:51° 51' 24" North 0° 26' 60" East
- Height above sea level:76 m, 249.34 ft, 2992.13 in
Felsted is linked to Little Dunmow by the Flitch Way Country Park, a former railway line. The village has a village store, a coffee shop and a tea room, an antiques shop, a ladies' clothes shop, an estate agent, two public houses (the Chequers and the Swan).
The village is also home of Felsted Rovers Football Club who play their home matches at the rear of the Memorial Hall.
- John Drury, History of Felsted (privately published, 1999) ISBN 0-9536154-0-5
- Smith, Robert (January 2009). "Interaction and innovation". Essex Life. Archant: 71. Retrieved 17 January 2009. (Registration required.)
- Ann Williams; G H Martin, eds. (2003). Domesday Book, A Complete Translation. Penguin Classics. London: Penguin. pp. 984, 1043. ISBN 0-14-143994-7.
- Media related to Felsted at Wikimedia Commons
- Felsted's History by Jules Wallis, Recorders of Uttlesford History