From Wikishire
Jump to: navigation, search
Arkesden Church of St Mary from Hampit Road, Essex, England.jpg
St Mary's Church from Hampit Road
Grid reference: TL482340
Location: 51°59’8"N, 0°9’26"E
Population: 366  (2011[1])
Post town: Saffron Walden
Postcode: CB11
Dialling code: 01799
Local Government
Council: Uttlesford
Saffron Walden

Arkesden is a village and parish in Essex, located four miles south-west of Saffron Walden, and around six miles from Bishop's Stortford in neighbouring Hertfordshire. It is 22 miles north-west from the county town of Chelmsford. The parish forms part of the Uttlesford Hundred. The village has its own parish council.

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 363, increasing slightly to 366 at the 2011 census.[1]

The village church is dedicated to St Mary the virgin. The village hall is on the church green next to Church Green Cottage. There is one public house, the Axe and Compasses.

It is also notable for being the village where mod/rock icon Steve Marriott died in 1991, in a fire in his home.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 September 2015. 

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Arkesden)
Arms of Essex.svg
 This Essex article is a stub: help to improve Wikishire by building it up.