Great Chesterford

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Great Chesterford
Great Chesterford Church - - 117405.jpg
All Saints' Church
Great Chesterford is located in Essex
Great Chesterford
Great Chesterford
Location within Essex
Population1,494 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTL5143
• London40 mi (64 km) S
Civil parish
  • Great Chesterford
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCB10
Dialling code01799
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°03′58″N 0°12′11″E / 52.066°N 0.203°E / 52.066; 0.203Coordinates: 52°03′58″N 0°12′11″E / 52.066°N 0.203°E / 52.066; 0.203

Great Chesterford is a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. The village is 13 miles (20 km) north from Bishop's Stortford, 10 miles (16 km) south from Cambridge and about 25 miles (40 km) northwest from the city and Essex county town of Chelmsford.

Great Chesterford is part of the Chesterfords electoral ward. The total population of the ward at the 2011 census was 1,709.[2]

Great Chesterford public transport is provided by Great Chesterford railway station and a Stagecoach East bus service. Access to Junction 9A of the M11 motorway is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) north from the village, where the motorway meets the A11 Norwich road.

The Icknield Way Path passes through the village on its 110-mile route between Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire and Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. The Icknield Way Trail, a route for walkers, horse riders and cyclists also passes through.[citation needed]

Writer and academic Germaine Greer lives in Great Chesterford.[3]

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "The Chesterfords ward population 2011". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ Wilson, Jamie (April 27, 2000). "Student, 19, charged with assault and taking Germaine Greer captive". The Guardian. Retrieved August 2, 2012.

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