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
Matching Green shown within Essex
Population 636 [1]
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARLOW
Postcode district CM17
Dialling code 01279
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East 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 which forms part of the civil parish of Matching, in the County of Essex, England. It is located 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, Matching Green

The village has one of the largest village greens in Essex. Its almost triangular shape covers 5.6 hectares (13.8 acres) and is lined along each edge by a variety of (mainly) detached cottages and houses ranging in age from the 14th to the 19th century, twenty-eight of which are listed buildings. Since there are relatively few trees, the buildings are important in defining the shape and size 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.