North Weald Bassett
|North Weald Bassett|
|North Weald Bassett shown within Essex|
|Area||22.79 km2 (8.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||265/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||15 mi (24 km) SW|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||EPPING, HARLOW|
|Postcode district||CM16, CM17|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
North Weald Bassett is a civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. Other than the village of North Weald it also includes Foster Street, Thornwood, Thornwood Common and Tyler's Green. The local council of the parish is North Weald Bassett Parish Council. Located approximately 15 miles north east of London, it is a rural parish with large sections of land used by North Weald Airfield and North Weald Golf Course.
It is located approximately 15 miles northeast of London and abuts the outskirts of the towns of Harlow to the north and Epping to the southwest. It is split between these post towns for postal addresses.
The civil parish includes the following settlements:
As at the 2001 census the population was 6,039 and 51.5% female, with an average age of 39. There are 2,387 households, with an average household size of 2.45.
The M11 motorway cuts through the middle of the parish and has a junction with the A414 road. The southern boundary runs parallel to the heritage Epping Ongar Railway and makes a small deviation to include the whole of North Weald railway station. The nearest regularly served stations are outside the parish, with Harlow Town railway station 4 miles to the north and Epping tube station 2 miles to the southwest. North Weald Airfield occupies a large part of the south of the parish.
North Weald Airfield (ICAO: EGSX) is an operational general aviation aerodrome which was an important fighter station during the Battle of Britain, when it was known as the RAF Station RAF North Weald.
- Epping Forest District Council, Local Development Framework
- "Name: LATTON PRIORY List entry Number: 1111392". English Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- "Name: PARIS HALL List entry Number: 1146700". English Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2014.