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St. Peter's church, Goldhanger, Essex - - 172845.jpg
Goldhanger is located in Essex
Goldhanger shown within Essex
Population 654 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Maldon
Postcode district CM9
Dialling code 01621
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°44′44″N 0°45′29″E / 51.7455°N 0.7581°E / 51.7455; 0.7581Coordinates: 51°44′44″N 0°45′29″E / 51.7455°N 0.7581°E / 51.7455; 0.7581

Goldhanger is a village and a civil parish on the B1026 road in the Maldon District, in the English county of Essex.

Goldhanger had an agricultural museum[2] and has a church dedicated to St Peter. Goldhanger is at the head of a short creek, on the north side of the estuary of the River Blackwater, 4 miles (6.4 km) east northeast of the town of Maldon.

There are eight major roads in Goldhanger: Head street, Fish Street, Church Street, St Peter's close, Maldon Road, Hall Estate, Sorrell Close, and finally Blind Lane.

The village is directly between Maldon and Tolleshunt D'arcy and also has direct passage to the River Blackwater.

The place-name Goldhanger is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Goldhangra. The name means slope where marigold grew, from the Old English golde meaning marigold.[3]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Museums in Essex
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.200.

External links[edit]

Media related to Goldhanger at Wikimedia Commons