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Great Bentley, Essex

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Great Bentley, Essex

Great Bentley is a village and civil parish in the Tendring district of North East Essex, England, located seven miles east of Colchester. It is home to the largest village green in the country, at a size of 43 acres and has won 'Village of the Year' several times. Great Bentley railway station provides the village with frequent rail services along the Sunshine Coast Line to London Liverpool Street, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester and Walton-on-the-Naze.
Post townColchester
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTM1121
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01206
Population2,381 (Tendring 009C LSOA)

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

Bentley ~ Bentley Great

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

Bentley, Great, par. and vil., NE. Essex, 8 miles SE. of Colchester, 3235 ac., pop. 911; P.O.

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