Wethersfield is a village and a civil parish on the B1053 road in the Braintree district of Essex, England. It is near the River Pant. Wethersfield has a school, a post office, a fire station and two places of worship. Nearby settlements include the town of Braintree and the village of Finchingfield. The village probably gets its name from a Viking invader named Wuthha or Wotha, whose "field" or clearing it was. Reverend Patrick Brontë, father of the Brontë sisters, was a young curate here in 1807, as was the Rev. John West, missionary to Canada, who married Harriet Atkinson here in 1807.
MDP Wethersfield is the Headquarters and Training Centre for the Ministry of Defence Police, located at a former United States Air Force base. This village is also one of The Hundred Parishes.
The civil parish includes the hamlets of Beazley End, Blackmore End, and Brickkiln Green.