Place:Felsted, Essex, England

Alt namesFelestedasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 101
Felestedesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 101
Felsteadsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 101
Phenstedasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 101
Felsteadsource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.85°N 0.417°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoDunmow Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Uttlesford (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Felsted (sometimes spelt "Felstead") is a village that lies in the north west of Essex in England, south of the A120 and is located near Braintree, Great Dunmow and Chelmsford. It lies on the north bank of the River Chelmer as it leaves Great Dunmow and turns south towards Chelmsford.

Felsted is linked to Little Dunmow by the Flitch Way Country Park, a former railway line. The village has links to Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich who founded the public school, the Felsted School, in 1564, and is buried in Holy Cross Church. Lord Riche was an important benefactor of the Felsted Church. The school also has links to Oliver Cromwell, who sent his sons there. The valley between Little Dunmow and Felsted was the location for the only sugar beet factory in Essex, which has been redeveloped for housing in a community called Flitch Green.

The parish was part of the Dunmow Rural District from 1894 until 1974. Since 1974 it has been located in the Uttlesford District of Essex.

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