Little Hallingbury

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St Mary the Virgin's Church, Little Hallingbury

Little Hallingbury is a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. It is between river and forest, on a high rise of ground, near the River Stort between the railway stations at Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth. It is near the M11 motorway.

The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 1,582.[1]

Little Hallingbury Mill

Little Hallingbury Mill is a Grade II*[2] converted watermill which today is a small hotel with a restaurant specialising in game. The current mill was built 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 Broad Oak civil parish to the east of the village contains 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 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 to 35 feet wide, with a flat top.".[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Hallingbury Mill  (Grade II*) (1111991)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  3. ^ Bettley, James; Nikolaus Pevsner, Essex: Buildings of England Series Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-11614-4 p.480 [1]
  4. ^ "The history of Hatfield Forest through the Ice-Bronze-Iron-Age ", The National Trust "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-03-04.

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

External links[edit]

Media related to Little Hallingbury at Wikimedia Commons

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