Little Hallingbury

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St Mary's Church, Little Hallingbury

Little Hallingbury is a village and parish in the Harlow Hundred of Essex. It is between river and forest, on a high rise of ground, near the main railway at Bishop's Stortford and the M11 motorway. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 1,582.[1]


Little Hallingbury Mill

Little Hallingbury Mill is a Grade II*[2] converted watermill which today is a small hotel. The current mill was built in 1874 and there was milling on this site for many years before it was turned into a hotel. Although it is not in commercial use, the mill machinery is in working condition.

Hatfield Forest

To the north of the village lies Hatfield Forest, designated as a Royal Hunting Forest from the time of the Norman kings. The forest is open to the public and covers 1,049 acres of woodland, grassland with trees, lake and marsh.

Portingbury Hills

Portingbury Hills in Hatfield Forest is suggested to be a defended settlement or farmstead dated to the Iron Age. According to the National Trust "The main rectangular mound is approximately 100 by 70 ft and is surrounded by a ditch 25-35 feet wide, with a flat top.".[3][4]


  1. "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  2. National Heritage List 1111991: Hallingbury Mill (Grade II* listing)
  3. Bettley, James; Nikolaus Pevsner, Essex: Buildings of England Series Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-11614-4 p.480 [1]
  4. "The history of Hatfield Forest through the Ice-Bronze-Iron-Age ", The National Trust "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 

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