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All Saints church, Terling, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 113307.jpg
All Saints church, Terling
Terling is located in Essex
Terling shown within Essex
Population 741 (1991)
764 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL767150
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chelmsford
Postcode district CM3
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°48′22″N 0°33′50″E / 51.806°N 0.564°E / 51.806; 0.564Coordinates: 51°48′22″N 0°33′50″E / 51.806°N 0.564°E / 51.806; 0.564

Terling (pronounced Ter-ling or Tar-ling) is a village in the county of Essex, England, between the town of Witham and the villages of Great Leighs and Hatfield Peverel. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book. In 1991 Terling had a population of 741, increasing to 764 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Terling has an Anglican church dedicated to All Saints; the body of the church is medieval, restored in the 19th century, while the brick-built tower dates from 1732.[2] The village's single public house, now closed, was called the Rayleigh Arms, Lord Rayleigh being the title of the head of the Strutt baronage who live in the manor house, Terling Place.[3][4] The village comprises two main areas, Terling and Gambles Green. The latter is a mixture of old properties and newer buildings, including the house converted from a windmill which was featured in the film Oh, Mr Porter!.

Since 2002 it has been the location of the Terling International Trifle Festival, held each year in September.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (115464)". Images of England. 
  3. ^ "John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Terling Place". Essex Record Office. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Taste of trifle boosts funds". BBC News. 14 September 2003. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • History of Terling, White's Directory (1848)
  • Wrightson, Keith & Levine, David (1995). Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-820321-7

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