Place:Ugley, Essex, England

Alt namesOakleysource: Family History Library Catalog
Uggheleasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 106
Coordinates51.933°N 0.217°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoStansted Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1934
Saffron Walden Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1934-1974
Uttlesford (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Ugley is a small village and civil parish in the non-metropolitan district of Uttlesford in Essex, England. It is about 2 miles (3 km) north from Stansted Mountfitchet, and situated between Saffron Walden and Bishop's Stortford. Within the parish is the village of Ugley Green, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south.

Ugley was first recorded in 1041 as "Uggele". It appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Ugghelea". The name probably means "woodland clearing of a man named Ugga."

Within Ugley there are several buildings of the 16th and 17th centuries. The Grade II* listed church, St Peter's, has a 13th-century nave and a Tudor brick tower. Orford House is a Grade II* listed building built by Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford, c.1700.

The parish was part of the Stansted Rural District from 1894 until 1934 when it was abolished. It was then transferred into Saffron Walden Rural District. Since 1974 it has been located in the Uttlesford District of Essex.

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