St Mary the Virgin Church, Birchanger
|Post town:||Bishop's Stortford|
Birchanger is a village and parish in Essex, located two miles north-east of Bishop's Stortford in neighbouring Hertfordshire and 15 miles north-west of the county town of Chelmsford. The parish forms part of the Uttlesford Hundred. There is a Parish Council.
The village has a cricket, bowls and football club. It lies close to London Stansted Airport, which is two miles to the east and is a mile south of Stansted Mountfitchet. It is also the site of Birchanger Green services, a motorway service station on the M11 motorway.
According to the 2001 census it had a population of 987, increasing to 1,589 at the census 2011.
In the 12th century the village name in old English was recorded as "Bircehangra" which means "Wooded slope growing with Birch trees". This name is still appropriate today as parts of Birchanger Wood still exist and still contains many Birch trees (which are protected).
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- "Uttlesford Information regarding Birchanger". www.uttlesford.gov.uk. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070927031100/http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/uttlesford/CFFiles/Parishes/parishsearchresults.cfm?parishID=6. Retrieved 2007-01-27.
- "Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY List entry Number: 1322445". English Heritage. http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1322445. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
- "Birchanger Parish Council Agenda and Minutes. Agenda and Minutes 2009. Annual Village Meeting.". http://archive.birchanger.com/.