West Hanningfield

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West Hanningfield
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The Three Compasses
Grid reference: TQ727997
Location: 51°40’11"N, 0°29’51"E
Post town: Chelmsford
Postcode: CM2
Dialling code: 01277, 01245
Local Government
Council: Chelmsford

West Hanningfield is a small village and parish in the Chelmsford hundred of Essex. It is located approximately five miles south-south-east of the county town of Chelmsford.

It is located to the north of Hanningfield Reservoir. Surrounding villages include South Hanningfield, Stock, Rettendon and East Hanningfield. It is also close to the Chelmsford suburbs of Galleywood and Great Baddow.

The local public house is known as the Three Compasses. The village also contains a primary school, a village hall and a hairdresser. It is the home of Lord Hanningfield the disgraced Tory Peer and former Conservative leader of Essex Council.[1]


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