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Halstead


Halstead is located in North Essex; on a crossroads between Braintree and Sudbury, Colchester and Haverhill.

A market town, it was named by the Saxons from he words "Hael" (meaning "healthy") and "Stead" (meaning "place"). It is thought that "He
althy Place" referred particularly to the fresh waters of the River Colne.

Halstead retains its range of traditional High Street shops, which together with the 2 Supermarkets provide for daily needs.

There are several primary schools, whilst Seconday eduction is available at the town's Comprehensive. Private education is available in nearby Gosfield.

Braintree is about 5 miles distant, where the dual carriageway of the A120 gives straightforward access to Stansted Airport and onto London via the M11. There is also a railway station at Braintree with trains direct to London Liverpool Street station.