Black Notley church and Hall
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.
According to the 2011 census including Young's End it had a population of 2,478.
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.
- 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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- "ONS Data Explorer". ONS. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/data/dataset-finder/-/q/datasetView/Census/QS102EW?p_auth=Ye34wVBO&p_p_auth=A0szfOO3&p_p_lifecycle=1&_FOFlow1_WAR_FOFlow1portlet_geoTypeId=2011PARISH&_FOFlow1_WAR_FOFlow1portlet_UUID=0. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.345.
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