Place:Epping, Essex, England

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NameEpping
Alt namesEpingasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 101
Epingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 101
Eppingasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 101
Eppingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 101
TypeTown, Urban district
Coordinates51.7°N 0.133°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoEpping Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1896
Epping Forest (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Epping is a market town and civil parish in the Epping Forest District of the County of Essex, England. It is located 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Loughton, 5 miles (8 km) south of Harlow and 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Brentwood.

The town retains a rural appearance being surrounded by Epping Forest and working farmland, and has many very old buildings, many of which are Grade I and II listed buildings. The town also retains its weekly market which is held every Monday and dates back to 1253. In the 2001 UK census the parish had a population of 11,047 although this has increased marginally since then.

Although the once-famous Epping Butter, which was highly sought after in the 18th and 19th centuries, is no longer made, the well-known Epping sausages are still manufactured by Church's Butchers who have been trading on the same site since 1888.

The parish was part of the Epping Rural District from 1894 until 1896 when it became an urban district. Since 1974 it has been located in the Epping Forest District of Essex.

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