Black Notley

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Black Notley
Black Notley church and Hall, Essex - - 153768.jpg
Black Notley church and Hall
Grid reference: TL764210
Location: 51°51’7"N, 0°33’58"E
Population: 2,478  (2011[1])
Post town: Braintree
Postcode: CM77
Dialling code: 01376
Local Government
Council: Braintree

Black Notley is a village and parish in Essex, located approximately two miles south of Braintree and ten miles north-north-east of the county town of Chelmsford.

The place-name 'Notley' is first attested in a Saxon charter of 998 as Hnutlea, and appears as 'Nutlea' in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means 'nut wood'. 'Black Notley' is first attested in 1240.[2]

According to the 2011 census including Young's End it had a population of 2,478.[1]

Cressing railway station, on the Braintree Branch Line, is less than ⅔ mile from the village. It is close to the River Brain. In 2002 work was completed on the new estate, built in place of the old hospital giving 350 new houses to the area.[3]

Notable residents

  • Arthur Halestrap - one of the last surviving soldiers of World War I.
  • William Bedell - Anglican churchman.
  • John Ray - Naturalist, known as the father of English natural history.


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