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Holy Trinity Church, Takeley
Takeley is located in Essex
Takeley shown within Essex
Population 3,367 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL561212
• London 25 mi (40 km) SW
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bishop's Stortford
Postcode district CM22
Dialling code 01279
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
EssexCoordinates: 51°52′05″N 0°15′58″E / 51.868°N 0.266°E / 51.868; 0.266

Takeley is a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England.

The village is situated approximately halfway between Bishop's Stortford and Great Dunmow, and on Stane Street, the Roman road from Braughing to Colchester. The A120 road and Stansted Airport is at the north.

Takeley consists of a number of 'Ends' and 'Greens', namely Brewer's End (John le Brewer, 1327), The Street, Smith's Green, Bamber's Green (Bambrose Green, from the Banbury family at Sheering Hall), Molehill Green (Morrell's Green), and Mill End.

When Takeley was first recorded by the Normans in 1086–87 its boundaries were approximately 8 miles (13 km) in length, with a total area of 3,000 acres (12 km²). However, since the development of Stansted Airport, it has lost nearly a third of its land.

The previous Cooper's End was demolished and the cargo area of Stansted Airport stands on the ground once occupied by the settlement. The access to and from the airport at Cooper's End was closed briefly in January 1991 but was re-opened in November of that year. Cooper's End roundabout was constructed as part of the new airport, and is just west of the terminal.

Takeley parish church, dating from the 12th century, is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and was Grade I listed by English Heritage in 1967.[2]

Takeley has a non-League football club, Takeley Football Club, who play at Station Road. They were members of the Essex Olympian League in 2007–08, and entered the Essex Senior League in 2008–09.[3] The Cricket team at Takeley was established c. 1880.


Takeley is part of the electoral ward called Takeley and the Canfields. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 4,716.[4]

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes


External links[edit]

Media related to Takeley at Wikimedia Commons