is a village and also a parish
in north-west Essex
. The name 'Clavering' means 'place where clover grows'.
Location and local area
Clavering is situated 20 miles (32 km) south of Cambridge
on the River Stort
, close to the border with Hertfordshire
. It is one of over 100 villages in the district of Uttlesford
. Local towns are Saffron Walden
, which is just over six miles north-east of the village, and Bishop's Stortford
, eight miles to the south. The closest railway stations are Newport railway station
and Audley End railway station
. Located just 10 miles from London Stansted Airport
, the village would be affected by airport expansion.
Today Clavering is a large and scattered village community that encompasses seven 'greens' and three 'ends', which are: Hill Green, Stickling Green, Starlings Green, Roast Green, Sheepcote Green, Birds Green, Deers Green, Mill End, Ford End and Further Ford End. It retains many old timber-framed and thatched buildings. The oldest remaining parts of medieval
Clavering's village centre are located at Church End and Middle Street, close to the church and the river.
The village has a large playing field, called Jubilee Field, with bowls and tennis facilities and children's play area. Adjoining Simon's Wood provides access to many... Read More