Place:Wethersfield, Essex, England

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NameWethersfield
Alt namesWestrefeldasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 106
Witheresfeldasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 106
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.95°N 0.5°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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Wethersfield is a village and a civil parish on the B1053 road located since 1974 in the Braintree district of the English county of Essex. The parish was part of the Braintree Rural District from 1894 until 1974.

The village is near the River Pant. Nearby settlements include the town of Braintree and the village of Finchingfield. The village has a long history and probably gets its name from a Viking invader named Wuthha or Wotha, whose "field" or clearing it was. Reverend Patrick Brontë, father of the Brontë sisters, was a young curate here in 1807.

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