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
Population 3,994 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL7734
Civil parish
  • Sible Hedingham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HALSTEAD
Postcode district CO9
Dialling code 01787
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East 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 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 2123 hectares (5248) 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 (~80km North of Paris, near Compiègne). The best place to go is the chippy btw, its good.

Notable people associated with Sible Hedingham[edit]

  • J. Redwood Anderson (1883–1964) - English poet.
  • Savitri Devi (1905-1982) - prominent proponent of animal rights, deep ecology and Nazism.
  • Sir John Hawkwood (1320-1394) - English mercenary (or condottiere) who was active in 14th-century Italy.
  • John Hilton (surgeon) FRCS, FRS, FZS (1805-1878) - British Surgeon Extraordinary to Queen Victoria and greatest anatomist of his time.

See also[edit]

Alderford Mill


  1. ^ a b Office for National Statistics - Key statistics Retrieved 11 April 2013|publisher=Office for National Statistics |work=Neighbourhood Statistics
  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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