Great Sampford

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Great Sampford Church
St Michael's Church from the Thaxted end of the village.

Great Sampford is a village and civil parish on the junction of the B1053 and B1051 roads in the north-west of the English county of Essex. The population of the Civil Parish at the 2011 Census was 586.[1] The village includes a primary school, two places of worship and one public house. It is located three miles to the north-east of the town of Thaxted and eight miles to the south-east of Saffron Walden.

It used to have a RAF airfield called RAF Great Sampford. The River Pant runs through the south of the village.

It is connected to Hempstead by Howe Lane.

The village contains two churches - the Baptist Church, which also owns a small hall adjacent to the property, used by the community for the pre-school; and also a Church of England parish church, St Michael's.

Also in the village is a green and cricket club. Next to the green is a playground which includes a skatepark, donated by the National Lottery Fund, a zip wire funded by an Uttlesford District Council Community Grant, a small football pitch and a tennis court.


Great Sampford is part of the electoral ward called The Sampfords. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 1,900.[2]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Sampfords ward population 2011". Retrieved 28 September 2015. 

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Coordinates: 51°59′N 0°24′E / 51.983°N 0.400°E / 51.983; 0.400