Place:Ridgewell, Essex, England

Alt namesRideuuellasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 104
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.0394°N 0.5321°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoHalstead Rural, Essex, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Braintree (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Ridgewell is a village and civil parish in the Braintree district of Essex, England, about six miles from Haverhill on the main road between Haverhill and Braintree.

Its population was 503 in the 2001 census (in 216 households) with the mean age being 41.35 years It was mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Ridgewell has a village shop, primary school, and two pubs: The White Horse and The King's Head. St Laurence's church dates from the 14th century and is a grade I listed building.

During World War II it was home to the USAAF 381st Bomb Group (H) and 90 Squadron, RAF who served out of Ridgewell airfield.

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