Little Hallingbury

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St. Mary's Church, Little Hallingbury

Little Hallingbury is a village located in Essex, England. It is between river and forest, on a high rise of ground, near the main railway at Bishop's Stortford and the M11 motorway. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 1,582.[1]

It is located in the Uttlesford district of North West Essex.

Little Hallingbury Mill is a converted mill which today is a small hotel. It was built as a silk mill in 1874 and there was milling on this site for many years before it was turned into a hotel. Although it is not in commercial use the mill machinery is in working condition.

Hatfield Forest[edit]

To the north of the village lies Hatfield Forest, designated as a Royal Hunting Forest from the time of the Norman kings. The forest is open to the public and covers 1,049 acres (4 km2) of woodland, grassland with trees, lake and marsh.

Portingbury Hills[edit]

Portingbury Hills in Hatfield Forest is suggested to be a defended settlement or farmstead dated to the Iron Age. According to the National Trust "The main rectangular mound is approximately 100 by 70 feet (30 by 21 m) and is surrounded by a ditch 25/35 feet wide, with a flat top.".[2][3]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Bettley, James; Nikolaus Pevsner, Essex:Buildings of England Series Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-11614-4 p.480 [1]
  3. ^ "The history of Hatfield Forest through the Ice-Bronze-Iron-Age ", The National Trust [2]

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

Coordinates: 51°50′10″N 0°10′44″E / 51.836°N 0.179°E / 51.836; 0.179