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Wethersfield, Essex

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Wethersfield, Essex

Wethersfield is a village and a civil parish on the B1053 road in the Braintree district of the English county of Essex. It is near the River Pant. Wethersfield has a school, a post office, a fire station and two places of worship. Nearby settlements include the town of Braintree and the village of Finchingfield. The village has a long history and probably gets its name from a Viking invader named Wuthha or Wotha, whose "field" or clearing it was.
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL7131
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex

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

Westrefelda ~ Witheresfelda

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

Wethersfield, par. and vil., Essex - par., 4226 ac., pop. 1453; vil., 6 miles NW. of Braintree; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity is Wethersfield Hall, seat.

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