Welcome to the High Easter Village Website

High Easter is located in central Essex, some seven miles north west of the County City of Chelmsford, and four miles south of Great Dunmow.  The village is situated approximately 75 metres above sea level and lies just west of the source of the River Can, which flows south eastwards from the village to meet the River Chelmer in Chelmsford.  High Easter with a population of 670, is in the district of Uttlesford and the parliamentary constituency of Saffron Walden.

See Parish Council for information on the Stansted planning inquiry

See Parish Council, New Local Plan for details about how you can follow and take part in the Uttlesford Local Plan process and have your say about the future shape of Uttlesford

See Covid 19 for latest news on help available to individuals and businesses, and 'Click it Local' a service bringing together Uttlesford retail businesses and encouraging residents to shop locally

See News and Events page for information on the forthcoming Census 2021 or please see the national webiste https://census.gov.uk/

The village map shows all the parish footpaths, a great way to enjoy our beautiful countryside..

High Easter developed as a linear settlement to the east of the Parish Church and was known as 'High Estra' before the Norman Conquest.  'High' because of its elevated position and also to distinguish the village from its neighbour - Good Easter - which is situated one and half miles to the south.  'Estra' comes from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'sheepfold'. 


For queries on this website please contact the Parish Clerk, parishclerkallisonward@gmail,com