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Pleshey, Essex

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Pleshey, Essex

The village of Pleshey lies in Essex, England, just to the northwest of Chelmsford. William the Conqueror gave Pleshey, in the parish of High Easter to Geoffrey de Mandeville in appreciation of his services; Mandeville was one of William's battle commanders at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. At Pleshey, Mandeville built his caput (centre of administration and main home) of the many villages in Essex given to him by the king.
Post townChelmsford
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL6614
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01245

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