Great Oakley, Essex
Great Oakley is a village and civil parish in the Tendring district of Essex, England. It is a long, narrow parish lying on the top of a low (25 m) ridge south of Ramsey Creek which drains northeast towards Harwich. The parish extends south to Oakley Creek, a branch of Hamford Water, where stood Great Oakley Dock, now disused.
A public house called The Three Cups – after the emblem of the Salters Company – used to be situated in the village, indicating that there were salt works in the area and indeed the parish still contains a large chemical works (the Great Oakley Works, operated by EPC-UK, which produces the cetane improver 2-ethyl hexyl nitrate, and also provides specialist explosives handling services.
The Village now has only one public house, called The Maybush.
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- "Civil Parish 2011". Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Great and Little Oakley Ward population 2011". Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- John Michael Bennett (November 2003). Sir James Cockle: first chief justice of Queensland, 1863-1879. Federation Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-86287-485-5.
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