Place:White Notley, Essex, England

NameWhite Notley
Alt namesNuthleasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 104
Nutleasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 104
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.833°N 0.583°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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

White Notley is a parish in Essex, England. The settlement (which includes the outlying hamlet of The Green) lies equidistant between the towns of Witham and Braintree amongst arable farmland, 4 miles in each direction. White Notley is a quintessentially English village with a small primary school, public house, a railway station, post office, village hall and a 10th century church. The village has a population of fewer than five hundred inhabitants.

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


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

White Notley and the larger neighbouring village of Black Notley (located 3 miles to the northwest) formerly constituted one township – Notley. The name is supposed to have been derived from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) knut and ley (meaning "nut pasture") and is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086 A.D.) as Nutle[i]a. The hazel trees for which the Anglo-Saxon settlement was named still proliferate around the village and in the hedgerows of the surrounding fields. It is close to the location of the former Knights Templar Preceptory of Cressing Temple.

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at White Notley. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.