Flitch Green

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Flitch Green
Flitch Green near Little Dunmow - geograph.org.uk - 383264.jpg
Flitch Green
Flitch Green is located in Essex
Flitch Green
Flitch Green
Location within Essex
Population2,190 (2011)
OS grid referenceTL656214
Civil parish
  • Flitch Green
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDUNMOW
Postcode districtCM6
Dialling code01371
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
51°51′38″N 0°24′57″E / 51.8605°N 0.4157°E / 51.8605; 0.4157Coordinates: 51°51′38″N 0°24′57″E / 51.8605°N 0.4157°E / 51.8605; 0.4157

Flitch Green is a civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. It consists of a housing development built outside the village of Little Dunmow. Flitch Green is near the A120 dual carriageway, the village of Felsted and the town of Great Dunmow, the last of which is about 5 miles (8.0 km) away. Flitch Green is on the site of an old sugar beet factory.

The development, originally named 'Oakwood Park', is next to the Flitch Way, a public right of way between Bishop's Stortford and Braintree where the old railway line used to run. The name 'Flitch' refers to the local Flitch of bacon custom. Building of Flitch Green began in 2001. The population (in December 2008) was 1,200,[1] increasing to 2,190 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Flitch Green was granted parish status in November 2008 in an order made by the district council; the order became effective on 1 April 2009. It had previously been in the parish of Little Dunmow.[3]

Flitch Green Primary School, which serves the estate, was opened in September 2008. The primary school converted to The Flitch Green Academy in 2011.


  1. ^ Uttlesford District Council Register of Electors dated 1 Dec 2008
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Bulletin of changes to local authority arrangements, areas and names in England: Orders and changes made by the Government and Councils between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2009 (PDF), Department for Communities and Local Government, November 2009, p. 12, ISBN 978-1-4098-2010-9, retrieved 25 December 2009 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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