Postal Code: CM3 2PQ
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Terling (pronounced Ter-ling or Tar-ling) is a village in the county of Essex, England, between the town of Witham and the villages of Great Leighs and Hatfield Peverel. The village was mentioned in the Domesday book. It has an Anglican church dedicated to All Saints; the body of the church is medieval, restored in the nineteenth century, while the brick-built tower dates from 1732. The village's single public house, now closed, was called the Rayleigh Arms, Lord Rayleigh being the title of the head of the Strutt baronage who lived in the manor house, Terling Place. The 3rd Baron Lord Rayleigh was a Nobel Prize Winner for Physics and he is buried in the large family plot in All Saints Churchyard. The current Lord Rayleigh still has his family home at Terling Place, in the centre of the village, and plays an active part in village life. He farms 6500 acres around the village through Lord Rayleigh Farms. Opposite the church and village green stands the United Reformed Church with a small burial plot fronting the road. There is an additional cemetery nearby at the end of The Street-this is a church cemetery (see Terling Church Cemetery). Text by Geoffrey Gillon.