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Faulkbourne is a civil parish in the Braintree district of Essex, about 2 miles (3 km) north-west of Witham. According to Faulkbourne's Victorian era rector, the Rev. Frederick Spurrell, the name of the village (which was also spelled "Faulkbourn") is probably derived from the Old English words "falk" or "folc" (meaning "folk") and "burn" (meaning "well"). The parish church, along this those of Fairstead & White Notley are administered by the Rector of Terling.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Faulkbourne, Essex has been known in the past
Fauburn ~ Faulkbourn ~ Falcheburna
Faulkbourne, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Faulkbourn, par., E. Essex, on river Brain, 2½ miles NW. of Witham, 1159 ac., pop. 179; P.O., called Faulkbourne; contains Faulkbourn Hall.
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