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St. Peter's church, Ugley, Essex - - 141674.jpg
St Peter's Church, Ugley
Ugley is located in Essex
Ugley shown within Essex
Population 449 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL520284
• London 30 mi (48 km) S
Civil parish
  • Ugley
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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°56′03″N 0°12′37″E / 51.9342°N 0.2103°E / 51.9342; 0.2103

Ugley is a small village and civil parish in the non-metropolitan district of Uttlesford in Essex, England. It is about 2 miles (3 km) north from Stansted Mountfitchet, and situated between Saffron Walden and Bishop's Stortford. Within the parish is the village of Ugley Green, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south.

Ugley was first recorded in 1041 as "Uggele". It appears in the Domesday Book as "Ugghelea". The name probably means "woodland clearing of a man named Ugga."[citation needed]

Within Ugley there are several buildings of the 16th and 17th centuries. The Grade II* listed church, St Peter's, has a 13th-century nave and a Tudor brick tower.[2] Orford House is a Grade II* listed building built by Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford, c.1700.[3] The village is home to the Eagle Road Club, a cycling club.

The village's name has been noted on lists of unusual place names.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter  (Grade II*) (1275055)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Orford House  (Grade II*) (1221630)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Lyall, Sarah (22 January 2009). "No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Symons, Mitchell (8 November 2012). The Bumper Book For The Loo: Facts and figures, stats and stories – an unputdownable treat of trivia. Transworld. p. 271. ISBN 978-1-4481-5271-1. 

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