Great Braxted

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Great Braxted
Great Braxted is located in Essex
Great Braxted
Great Braxted
Great Braxted shown within Essex
Population 130 
OS grid reference TL 862 141
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Maldon
Postcode district CM8
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Essex
51°47′42″N 0°41′56″E / 51.795°N 0.699°E / 51.795; 0.699Coordinates: 51°47′42″N 0°41′56″E / 51.795°N 0.699°E / 51.795; 0.699

Great Braxted is a village between Great Totham and Tiptree in Essex, England. The population as of the 2011 census was 130.[1] The local manor house is known as Braxted Park. The medieval All Saints' church is contained within its 2,000-acre estate.

The place-name 'Braxted' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Brachesteda. The name comes from the Old English 'braec', meaning 'newly cultivated land'. Great Braxted is first attested (in Latin) as Magna Bracsted in 1206, whilst Little Braxted is first attested as Parva Bracstede in 1254.[2]

All Saints' church, Great Braxted

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.61.

External links[edit]

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