Barnston, Essex

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Barnston
Location within Essex
Population947 (2011) [1]
OS grid reference TL646195
Civil parish
  • Barnston
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNMOW
Postcode district CM6
Dialling code 01371
Police Essex
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Ambulance East of England
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51°51′00″N0°23′19″E / 51.8499°N 0.3886°E / 51.8499; 0.3886 Coordinates: 51°51′00″N0°23′19″E / 51.8499°N 0.3886°E / 51.8499; 0.3886

Barnston is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is located 2 miles southeast from Great Dunmow and is 9 miles north-northwest from the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the district of Uttlesford and in the parliamentary constituency of Saffron Walden. The village has its own Parish Council and local football team Barnston A.F.C. [2]

Contents

The local churches are St Andrews and the Mission Evangelical Church. [2]

According to the 2001 census it had a population of 850, increasing to 947 at the census 2011 [1]

Governance

Barnston is part of the electoral ward termed Barnston and High Easter. The total population of this ward at the 2011 census was 1,701. [3]

Notable residents

Barnston Village Hall

The Village Hall was opened around 1960 and was built with funds raised by many dedicated locals, organising fetes and many other activities to buy bricks at 6d each.

Notable contributors to the effort of building the hall were :- Don Churchill, he did much of the brick laying and woodwork, he was also heavily involved with Barnston Football Club especially in the first fifteen years of its life when he was the Club Secretary. Mr Salmon, supplied and erected the iron support structure. Mr Fred J Gill, not himself a Barnston resident but initially a passer-by who couldn't bear to see the growing pile of bricks and little progress on the building, he eventually couldn't stand it anymore and volunteered to help Don Churchill build the hall.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Civil Parish population 2011" . Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Uttlesford Information regarding Barnston". www.uttlesford.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2007.
  3. "Barnston and High Easter ward population 2011" . Retrieved 26 September 2015.