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Saffron Walden, Essex

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Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden is a medium-sized market town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. It is located 12 miles north of Bishop's Stortford, 18 miles south of Cambridge and 43 miles north of London. The town retains a rural appearance and many very old buildings dating from the medieval period onwards In 2001 the parish had a population of 14,313.
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL5438
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01799

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

Cheping Walden ~ Walden ~ Walden Of Saffron ~ Walden Saffron

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

Saffron Walden, mun. bor., market town, and par., Essex, 15 miles S. of Cambridge and 43¾ miles NE. of London by rail, 7410 ac., pop. 6060; P.O., T.O, 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Saffron Walden has an iron foundry, breweries, &c., and is an agricultural centre, with markets for cattle, corn, and farm produce. It is a place of great antiquity, with remains of a castle built or rebuilt shortly after the Conquest. It was made a mun. bor. in the time of Edward VI.

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