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Thaxted, Essex

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Thaxted, Essex

Thaxted is a town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England, with about 2,500 inhabitants.
Post townDUNMOW
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL6131
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01371

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

Thackstead ~ Tachesteda

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

Thaxted, small town and par., Essex, on river Chelmer, 6 miles N. of Dunmow, 6252 ac., pop. 1914; P.O., T.O.; was a bor. from the time of Mary till that of James II.; Samuel Purchase (1577-1628), author of works of travel and exploration, was a native.

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