Matching Green

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Matching Green
'The Chequers' public house, Matching Green, Essex - - 172069.jpg
The Chequers public house
Matching Green is located in Essex
Matching Green
Matching Green
Location within Essex
Population636 [1]
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHARLOW
Postcode districtCM17
Dialling code01279
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°46′37″N 0°13′30″E / 51.777°N 0.225°E / 51.777; 0.225Coordinates: 51°46′37″N 0°13′30″E / 51.777°N 0.225°E / 51.777; 0.225

Matching Green is a village and the largest settlement in the civil parish of Matching, in Essex, England. It is 3.0 miles (4.8 km) east of Harlow, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northwest of Chipping Ongar and 3.9 miles (6.3 km) south east of Sawbridgeworth.

Village green cricket and 'The Limes', Grade II listed, at Matching Green

Matching Green has one of the largest village greens in Essex. The green is almost triangular in shape, covers 5.6 hectares (13.8 acres), contains the local cricket field, and is edged by mainly detached cottages and houses dating from the 14th to 19th century, twenty-eight of which are listed buildings. The village public house is The Chequers at the western edge of the green.

The site of the former RAF Matching lies to the east of village.

Matching parish settlements[edit]



Route Number Route Operational Details
47 Handicapped/disabled access Harlow to Moreton via Matching Green Tue-Sat (1 return journey)
147 Handicapped/disabled access Harlow to Ongar via Matching Green Wed Only (1 return journey)

External links[edit]

Media related to Matching Green at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ Parish Profile : Matching Archived 2004-11-13 at the Wayback Machine. Epping Forest District Council.