Wimbish

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Wimbish
All Saints Wimbish Essex - geograph.org.uk - 334716.jpg
All Saints church, Wimbish
Population1,629 (2011)[1]
Shire county
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
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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.

Governance[edit]

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]

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

References[edit]

  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 asnd 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