Cold Norton

Cold Norton

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Cold Norton
 Cold Norton shown within Essex
Population 1,099 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTL845005
Shire countyEssex
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Chelmsford
Postcode district CM3
Dialling code 01621
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK ParliamentMaldon
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Coordinates: 51°40′20″N 0°40′08″E / 51.672236°N 0.668964°E / 51.672236; 0.668964

Cold Norton is a village on the Dengie Peninsula in Essex, England. It is located in rural countryside 10 miles to the east of Chelmsford, and lies just over a mile to the north of the River Crouch, which can be seen from the village's main hill. Nearby villages include Purleigh and North Fambridge. Administratively, Cold Norton forms part of the Purleigh ward in the district of Maldon.[2]

There are 412 dwellings, some industrial and commercial enterprises and the Three Rivers Golf and Country Club.[3]

There are two golf courses at Three Rivers Golf and Country Club, The 18 hole 6449 yard par 72 Kings Course and the smaller 18 hole par 64 Jubilee Course.

Cold Norton Primary School is in St Stephens Road.

The local parish church, St Stephen's, was the location of the first Church of England marriage ceremony to be conducted by a woman priest.

The Stow Maries Aerodrome is situated within Cold Norton. It is a grade II listed World War I aerodrome built to defend London from zeppelin attack. 24 buildings are remain standing, which have been sympathetically restored.

The Norton Public House was reopened in August 2009 being run on a voluntary basis by local residents with the cooperation of the owners of the freehold and was featured in the television series "Save our Boozer" shown on UKTV Blighty.

Cold Norton was the location for the fictional HMP Cold Norton in the 2010 series of Law and Order UK, a popular TV crime series shown on ITV1. This has upset several residents.

The village hall has secured £348,500 from the Big Lottery Fund. The money comes from the lottery fund's community buildings programme.[4]


  1. "Civil Parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. Maldon District Council
  3. "Our Village". Retrieved 2009-01-16.
  4. "Cold Norton Village Hall receives massive lottery grant". This is Total Essex. Retrieved 2009-01-16.
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