Sible Hedingham

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Sible Hedingham
St. Peter's church, Sible Hedingham, Essex - - 175022.jpg
St Peter's Church
Sible Hedingham is located in Essex
Sible Hedingham
Sible Hedingham
Sible Hedingham shown within Essex
Population3,994 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTL7734
Civil parish
  • Sible Hedingham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCO9
Dialling code01787
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°58′00″N 0°35′00″E / 51.966667°N 0.583333°E / 51.966667; 0.583333Coordinates: 51°58′00″N 0°35′00″E / 51.966667°N 0.583333°E / 51.966667; 0.583333

Sible Hedingham is a large village and civil parish in the Colne Valley in the Braintree District of Essex, in England. It has a population of 3,994 according to the 2011 census.[1] Sible Hedingham lies in the northern corner of Essex, close to both the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire borders. The village covers some 2,123 hectares (5,246 acres).[citation needed]

The Domesday Book lists the village together with Hedingham Castle amongst the lands given to Roger Bigod by the king.[2][3] The land included woodland for 70 pigs that was in total valued at £4.

A variation on the village name is "Hengham Sybyle".[4]

The city is twinned with the French city of "Choisy-au-Bac", located in Picardy region, Oise department (c. 80&nvlbsp;km north of Paris, near Compiègne).

Notable people associated with Sible Hedingham[edit]

See also[edit]

Alderford Mill


  1. ^ a b "Office for National Statistics – Key statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. p. 1036 ISBN 0-14-143994-7
  3. ^ Roger Bigod held a number of manors including a massive number in Suffolk and Norfolk given to him by the King. These obviously included Sible Hedingham, but also included Pebmarsh, Ovington and the area of Belchamp.
  4. ^ Plea Roll of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/647;; third entry, second line residence of John Ekefeld, yeoman

External links[edit]

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