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Epping.—An old fashioned country town. Soil, deep clay and very rich: lies about north-north east at the farther extremity of Epping Forest. Situation high and air fresh and bracing. From Fenchurch-street(1h. 24m.), Liver pool-street (1h 10 min.), 1st 2/11, 4/3; 2nd, 2/1, 3/2; 3rd, 1/5 ½ , 2/3.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879