British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Essex » Epping, Essex - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Epping, Essex

Local area map loading...

Epping, Essex

Epping is a market town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of the County of Essex, England. It is located 3 miles northeast of Loughton, 5 miles south of Harlow and 11 miles northwest of Brentwood. The town retains a rural appearance being surrounded by Epping Forest and working farmland, and has many very old buildings, many of which are Grade I and II listed buildings. The town also retains its weekly market which is held every Monday and dates back to 1253.
DistrictEpping Forest
Post townEPPING
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL4502
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01992
Population11,047 (civil parish, 2001)

Other names by which Epping, Essex has been known in the past

Epin ~ Epping Upland ~ Eppinga ~ Epinga ~ Eppinges ~ Epinges

Epping, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Epping, market town and par. with ry. sta., W. Essex, in Epping Forest, 16 miles NE. of London, 5319 ac., pop. 2343; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday; has cattle fairs, and sends large quantities of dairy produce to the London market. Epping Forest (formerly Essex or Waltham Forest), between the Lea and the Boding, was at one time very extensive; the unenclosed portion was secured to the public by Act of Parliament, and was opened by Queen Victoria in April 1882.

Your comments about Epping, Essex

What do you know about Epping, Essex? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus