Widdington

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St. Mary's church, Widdington

Widdington is a village and a civil parish near Saffron Walden, in the Uttlesford district, in the county of Essex, England. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 504.[1] The village is located near the M11 motorway. Widdington has a church called St Mary the Virgin, Widdington.[2] Prior's Hall, now a private residence, is a rare survival of a stone-built structure from the late tenth or early eleventh centuries; Prior's Hall barn, from the fourteenth-century, is nearby.[3][4]

Widdington was recorded in the Domesday Book as Widituna.[5] The entry reads: Widi(n)tuna: St Valery Abbey; Robert from Robert Gernon; Ranulf Peverel.

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  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ St Mary the Virgin, Widdington - Essex | Diocese of Chelmsford
  3. ^ Prior's Hall Barn, Widdington, Essex:: OS grid TL5331 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland
  4. ^ Smith, Nicola (July 2012). "The Anglo-Saxon mystery of Prior's Hall". British Archaeology. York, England: Council for British Archaeology (125): 40–43. ISSN 1357-4442.
  5. ^ http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/search-results.asp?query=place%3Dwiddington&first_date=&last_date=&CatID=24&mediaArray=*&pageNumber=1&searchType=powersearch&queryType=1&sortSpec=first%5Fdate+desc

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Coordinates: 51°57′40″N 0°14′15″E / 51.96111°N 0.23750°E / 51.96111; 0.23750