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All Saints church, Wimbish
Population1,629 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSaffron Walden
Postcode districtCB10
UK Parliament
List of places

Wimbish is a village and civil parish within Uttlesford, in Essex, England.[2] The first recorded mention of the village was in 1042, when it was referred to as Winebisc. It was subsequently referred to as Wimbeis in the Domesday Book.[3] The village has its own non-denominational primary school (Wimbish Primary School) and a church (All Saints). The church tower was partly destroyed by lightning in 1756, and was rebuilt in brick but was later taken down again in 1883.


Wimbish is part of the electoral ward called Wimbish and Debden.[4] The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 2,407.[5] Women in the ward had the third highest life expectancy at birth, 96.5 years, of any ward in England and Wales in 2016.[6]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 154 Cambridge & Newmarket (Saffron Walden) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231739.
  3. ^ Professor J.J.N.Palmer. "Open Doomsday: Wimbish". www.opendomesday.org. Anna Powell-Smith. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps". www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Wimbush and Debden ward population 2011". Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  6. ^ Bennett, James; et al. (22 November 2018). "Contributions of diseases and injuries to widening life expectancy inequalities in England from 2001 to 2016: a population-based analysis of vital registration data". Lancet public health. Retrieved 23 November 2018.

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Coordinates: 52°00′N 0°19′E / 52.000°N 0.317°E / 52.000; 0.317