|Alt names||Fairsteda||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 101|
|Fairsted||source: Genealogical Gazetteer of England,|
|Located in||Essex, England|
Fairstead, Essex, in A Vision of Britain Through Time
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Fairstead is a civil parish in the Braintree district of Essex. Whilst isolated in a community of farming hamlets, the parish of Fairstead has close connections with Great Leighs and is 9.8 miles (15.8km) from Chelmsford, Essex's capital.
The parish encompasses the hamlets of Fuller Street & Ranks Green. Fairstead had a population of 290 according to the 2011 census. In the 1870's, Fairstead was described as being:
- "a parish in Witham district, Essex; 2¼ miles SW of White Notley r. station, and 4 WNW of Witham."