St Andrews Church
North Weald shown within Essex
|OS grid reference||TL495045|
|Civil parish||North Weald Bassett|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||Brentwood and Ongar|
North Weald Bassett, also known as North Weald , is a village in the civil parish of North Weald Bassett the Epping Forest district of the county of Essex, England. It is located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) east of Epping, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) North-West of Chipping Ongar and 3.7 miles (6.0 km) south of Harlow. South Weald is located approximately 8 miles to the southeast.
A market is held every Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday at North Weald Airfield. The market used to be the largest open air market in the country, but has now reduced its size over the years To the east of the village can be found the first organic farm in Essex,, Ashlyns Organic Farm.
Since the closure of the Central line between Epping and Ongar in 1994, there is no longer a daily commuter train service in the village. The Epping Ongar Railway operates the former Central line track, from North Weald Station on Sundays every hour to Ongar Station.
The nearest London Underground service to the village is Epping which is served by the Central line. The closest National Rail service is from Harlow Town, which is served by the West Anglia Main Line and is operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.
A number of major arterial roads run nearby including the M25.
An iconic WW2 airfield remains popular with private flyers, North Weald Airfield.
North Weald is home to Bantham and Ongar Bowls Club which plays behind the Talbot pub and North Weald Wireless Station Bowls Club which plays next to the old BT Telecom site. North Weald is also home to North Weald Cricket Club which plays on the Memorial Playing Fields on School Green Lane. There are also two football teams, Weald Bassett which is a junior side, and North Weald which plays in the Bishop's Stortford and District Football League. They play at Stonards Hill in Epping.
Places of interest
The Redoubt / Mobilisation Centre at North Weald was built at the end of the 19th century. It was one of several built to provide ammunition to protect London if war ever broke out. One Allan Williams Turret still survives there, 199 of these were built in the United Kingdom. This is possibly one of the last survivors. Two were built at North Weald to protect a nearby radio station.
In the Media
Channel Four's Television show, Chewing Gum , filmed part of their Second Series down Vicarage Lane to which that Series is hoping to be aired late-2016.
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