Place:Fairstead, Essex, England

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NameFairstead
Alt namesFairstedasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 101
Fairstedsource: Genealogical Gazetteer of England,
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.822°N 0.566°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoBraintree Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Braintree (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Fairstead is a civil parish in the Braintree District of Essex. The parish was part of the Braintree Rural District from 1894 until 1974. Fairstead had a population of 290 according to the 2011 census.

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 principal town. The parish encompasses the hamlets of Fuller Street and Ranks Green (redirected here).

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