Place:Great Oakley, Essex, England


NameGreat Oakley
Alt namesAccleiasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 102; 102
Ademsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 102; 102
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.9°N 1.183°E
Located inEssex, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Great Oakley is a village and civil parish in the Tendring district of Essex. It is a long, narrow parish lying on the top of a low (25 m) ridge south of Ramsey Creek which drains northeast towards Harwich. The parish extends south to Oakley Creek, a branch of Hamford Water, where stood Great Oakley Dock, now disused.

The church, dedicated to All Saints, contains some Norman work. The living thereof is in the gift of St John's College, Cambridge.

The village is served by All Saints Great Oakley C of E Primary School.

A public house called The Three Cups — after the emblem of the Salters Company — used to be situated in the village, indicating that there were salt works in the area and indeed the parish still contains a large chemical works (the Great Oakley Works, operated by EPC-UK, which produces the cetane improver 2-ethyl hexyl nitrate, and also provides specialist explosives handling services.

The Village now has only one public house, called The Maybush.

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