Weeley

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The Black Boy Inn

Weeley is a small village in Tendring, East Essex, England. The population of the parish at the 2011 Census was 1,768.[1] It is served by Weeley railway station on the Sunshine Coast Line. It has bus links to Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester.

The name came from the Old English "Wēo-lēah" meaning "temple clearing". Before the Christian era there may have been a heathen temple here.[2]

The parish church is St Andrew's, Weeley,[3] which shares a priest with neighbouring Little Clacton. There is a Church of England voluntary aided primary school, also dedicated to St Andrew, which traces its foundation to the early date of 1797.[4]

Weeley has two small local parks, and was host to the Weeley Festival in August 1971. Other local facilities include a village hall, a McDonald's, famously attended by Chelsea manager José Mourinho [5] and a Premier Inn.

Weeley has a personal weather station in the village, which provides 24/7 live weather conditions and weather forecasts for the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  2. ^ P. H. Reaney (1969). The Origin of English Place Names. Routledge and Kegan Paul. p. 118. ISBN 0-7100-2010-4. 
  3. ^ Parish details from the diocesan website.
  4. ^ History section of school website.
  5. ^ [1].

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Coordinates: 51°51′N 1°07′E / 51.850°N 1.117°E / 51.850; 1.117