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Great Leighs, Essex

Great Leighs is a village in Essex, England, half way between Chelmsford and Braintree. In 2008 Great Leighs became home to the first new racecourse in 80 years, when the nearby Essex County Showground was converted into a state-of-the-art horse-racing venue. Great Leighs Racecourse held its first race meeting on 20 April 2008 and staged its first meeting fully open to the public from 28–29 May 2008. Great Leighs is also the location of the oldest Inn in England. St.
Post townChelmsford
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL7217
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01245
 

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

Great Leigh ~ Leighs ~ Leighs Great

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

Leighs, Great, par. and vil., Essex, in NW. of co., on river Ter, 6 miles NE. of Chelmsford, 3146 ac., pop. 753; P.O., called Great Leigh.

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