Essex

Essex, EnglandCounty of EssexEssex CountyEssex, United KingdomNorth EssexESSEssex County CouncilEssex, UKBraintreeCounty of Essex, United Kingdom
Essex is a county in the south-east of England, north-east of London.wikipedia
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Suffolk

County of SuffolkSuffolk, EnglandSFK
One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west.
It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south.

Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire, EnglandCounty of HertfordHerts
One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west.
It is bordered by Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire to the north, Essex to the east, Greater London to the south, and Buckinghamshire to the west.

Kent

Kent, EnglandCounty of KentCounty Kent
One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west.
The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames (connected by land via High Speed 1 and the Dartford Crossing), and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel.

Chelmsford

Chelmsford, EssexChelmsford, EnglandChelmsford, United Kingdom
The county town is Chelmsford, the only city in the county. Gradually, the areas subject to forest law diminished, until ‘in 1878 what remained of the forest of Essex was disafforested’, but at various times they included the forests of Writtle (near Chelmsford), long lost Kingswood (near Colchester), Hatfield, and Waltham Forest (which covered parts of the Hundreds of Waltham, Becontree and Ongar and included the physical forest areas subsequently legally afforested (designated as a legal forest) and known as Epping Forest and Hainault Forest).
Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford district, and the county town of Essex, in the East of England.

East of England

Eastern EnglandEastEast England
For government statistical purposes Essex is placed in the East of England region.
It includes the ceremonial counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Cambridgeshire

County of CambridgeCambridgeCambridgeshire, England
One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west.
Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs.) is a county in the East of England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.

Thurrock

Borough of ThurrockThurrock, EssexThurrock Borough Council
There are three definitions of the extent of Essex, the widest being the Ancient County, the more usual being the smaller Ceremonial County and smallest being the administrative county – the area administered by the County Council and which excludes the two unitary authorities of Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea.
Thurrock is a unitary authority area with borough status in the English ceremonial county of Essex.

London Stansted Airport

StanstedLondon StanstedStansted Airport
As well as rural areas, the county also includes London Stansted Airport, the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, Lakeside Shopping Centre, the port of Tilbury and the borough of Southend-on-Sea.
London Stansted Airport is an international airport located at Stansted Mountfitchet in the district of Uttlesford in Essex, 42 mi northeast of Central London.

Kingdom of Essex

EssexEast SaxonsKing of Essex
The Ceremonial County occupies the eastern part of what was, during the Early Middle Ages, the Kingdom of Essex. Essex had its roots in the Kingdom of the East Saxons, a polity which is likely to have had its roots in the territory of the Iron Age Trinovantes tribe.
It was founded in the 6th century and covered the territory later occupied by the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and (for a short while) Kent.

Home counties

home countythe surrounding countiescounties surrounding London
One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west.
The counties generally included are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

Tilbury

Tilbury Urban DistrictEast TilburyRainham
As well as rural areas, the county also includes London Stansted Airport, the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, Lakeside Shopping Centre, the port of Tilbury and the borough of Southend-on-Sea.
Tilbury is a town in the borough of Thurrock, Essex, England.

County town

administrative centrecounty townscounty seat
The county town is Chelmsford, the only city in the county.

Colchester

Colchester, EssexColchester, EnglandColchester Town Hall
The combined army then proceeded to the capital of the Catevellauni-Trinovantes at Colchester, and took it.
Colchester is a historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.

Lakeside Shopping Centre

Lakesideintu LakesideLakeside ''Shopping Centre
As well as rural areas, the county also includes London Stansted Airport, the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, Lakeside Shopping Centre, the port of Tilbury and the borough of Southend-on-Sea.
Lakeside Shopping Centre, branded as Intu Lakeside, is a large out-of-town shopping centre located in West Thurrock, in the borough of Thurrock, Essex just beyond the eastern boundary of Greater London.

Trinovantes

TrinobantesIron AgeNew Troy
Essex had its roots in the Kingdom of the East Saxons, a polity which is likely to have had its roots in the territory of the Iron Age Trinovantes tribe.
Their territory was on the north side of the Thames estuary in current Essex and Suffolk, and included lands now located in Greater London.

Colchester Castle

ColchesterColchester Castle MuseumCastle Park
There were castles at Colchester, Castle Hedingham, Rayleigh, Pleshey and elsewhere.
Colchester Castle in Colchester, Essex, England, is an example of a largely complete Norman castle.

Temple of Claudius, Colchester

Temple of ClaudiusTempleClaudius
It was initially the most important city in Roman Britain and in it they established a temple to the God-Emperor Claudius.
The Temple of Claudius (TEMPLVM CLAVDII) or Temple of the Deified Claudius (TEMPLVM DIVI CLAVDII) was a large octastyle temple built in Camulodunum, the modern Colchester in Essex.

Hedingham Castle

Castle HedinghamHedinghamcastle
There were castles at Colchester, Castle Hedingham, Rayleigh, Pleshey and elsewhere.
Hedingham Castle, in the village of Castle Hedingham, Essex, is arguably the best preserved Norman keep in England.

Sussex

County of SussexSussex, EnglandSouth Saxon
Middlesex, Sussex and Wessex) during the Heptarchy.
Essex, Middlesex and Wessex).

Hadleigh Castle

castleHadleigh
Hadleigh Castle was developed much later, in the thirteenth century.
Hadleigh Castle is a ruined fortification in the English county of Essex, overlooking the Thames Estuary from south of the town of Hadleigh.

Hundreds of Essex

Essex hundredshundred of EssexMaldon Hundred
Gradually, the areas subject to forest law diminished, until ‘in 1878 what remained of the forest of Essex was disafforested’, but at various times they included the forests of Writtle (near Chelmsford), long lost Kingswood (near Colchester), Hatfield, and Waltham Forest (which covered parts of the Hundreds of Waltham, Becontree and Ongar and included the physical forest areas subsequently legally afforested (designated as a legal forest) and known as Epping Forest and Hainault Forest).
Between Anglo-Saxon times and the nineteenth century the English county of Essex was divided for administrative purposes into 19 hundreds, plus the Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower and the boroughs of Colchester, Harwich, and Maldon.

Hatfield Forest

HatfieldHatfield Forest and National Nature Reserve
Gradually, the areas subject to forest law diminished, until ‘in 1878 what remained of the forest of Essex was disafforested’, but at various times they included the forests of Writtle (near Chelmsford), long lost Kingswood (near Colchester), Hatfield, and Waltham Forest (which covered parts of the Hundreds of Waltham, Becontree and Ongar and included the physical forest areas subsequently legally afforested (designated as a legal forest) and known as Epping Forest and Hainault Forest).
Hatfield Forest is a 403.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Essex, three miles east of Bishop's Stortford.

Saxons

SaxonSassenachSaxon people
The name Essex originates in the Anglo-Saxon period of the Early Middle Ages and has its root in the Anglo-Saxon (Old English) name Ēastseaxe ("East Saxons"), the eastern kingdom of the Saxons who had come from the continent and settled in Britain (cf.
The seax has a lasting symbolic impact in the English counties of Essex and Middlesex, both of which feature three seaxes in their ceremonial emblem.

Middlesex

County of MiddlesexMiddlesex, EnglandMiddlesex County
Middlesex, Sussex and Wessex) during the Heptarchy.
The word is formed from the Old English, 'middel' and 'Seaxe' ('Saxons') ( Essex, Sussex and Wessex).

Pleshey

Pleshey CastlePleshyPleshy Castle
There were castles at Colchester, Castle Hedingham, Rayleigh, Pleshey and elsewhere.
Pleshey is a village and civil parish in the Chelmsford district, in the county of Essex, England, just to the northwest of Chelmsford.