Great Yeldham Tourism, United Kingdom

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Great Yeldham is a village in north Essex, England, about 6 miles (10 km) from the Suffolk border. Surrounding villages and towns include Little Yeldham, Tilbury Juxta Clare, Toppesfield, Stambourne, Ridgewell, Sible Hedingham, Castle Hedingham, Halstead and Sudbury (Suffolk). Great Yeldham is situated along the busy main A1017 road (formerly A604) between Braintree and Haverhill. Until 1962 it was served for passenger traffic by Yeldham railway station on the Colne Valley and Halstead Railway line between Chappel and Wakes Colne and Haverhill. The line crossed what was called Station Road at a level crossing. The road has since been renamed 'Toppesfield Road'. The village is where the infant River Colne is joined by a stream from near Stambourne and another that has flowed via Toppesfield. The river flows via Colchester on its 11-mile journey to the sea. Great Yeldham contains the "Great Oak", an old preserved oak tree in the centre of the village, which was recorded in William the Conqueror's Domesday Book. From the 1950s to the 1970s Great Yelham was home to the Whitlock Bros, manufacturers and exporters of Dinkum Diggers (tractors with backhoes and fronthoes, often known these days as 'JCB's). In 1972 Whitlock Bros. was taken over by Hymac, and production subsequently moved to Rymmny in Wales. The Great Yeldham plant closed, resulting in many job losses for the region. In 1967 Great Yeldham elected a Communist councillor, June Cohen, to the surprise of many in the area. The land around Great Yeldham is principally used for arable farming and some livestock rearing. From the early 1950s until the mid-1980s Great Yeldham was also known for its apple and strawberry farm called Lark Hill Farm, to which people came from miles around to pick their own fruit.


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Facts and Stats for Great Yeldham*

  • Pollution Statistics in Great Yeldham

    Know the pollution level of Great Yeldham before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.44 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.81 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35.94 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 9.38 (Very Low)
  • Great Yeldham: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Great Yeldham for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Great Yeldham.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.37 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.06 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.79 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 72.37 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.17 (Low)
  • Living in Great Yeldham - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Great Yeldham is 191.56 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 79.76 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.37 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.39 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.55 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.53 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.82 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.76 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 114.52 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Great Yeldham

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Great Yeldham

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.49 USD

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