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Castle Hedingham, Essex

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Castle Hedingham, Essex

Castle Hedingham is a small village in northeast Essex, England, located four miles west of Halstead and 3 miles south-east of Great Yeldham in the Colne Valley on the ancient road from Colchester, Essex, to Cambridge. It developed around Hedingham Castle, the ancestral seat of the de Veres, Earls of Oxford. The first earl, Aubrey de Vere III, finished the initial building of the keep and established a Benedictine nunnery, Castle Hedingham Priory, near the castle gates.
DistrictBraintree
Post townHalstead
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL7835
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01787
Population1,000
 

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

Castle Heningham ~ Hedingham ~ Hedingham Castle ~ Hedningham ~ Hengham ~ Heningham

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

Hedingham, Castle, par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Essex, 5 miles N. of Halstead, 2438 ac., pop. 1040; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity is the seat of Hedingham Castle.

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