Situated in the South Eastern extremity of Braintree District, Feering is a beautiful village centred on a picturesque village green, with more than 40 historic buildings and quite uniquely, a pair of courts for the Tudor game of real tennis. The name Feering is thought to derive from Feringas or Pheringas meaning Bulls Pasture or Meadow or from the Saxon Feringe meaning dwellers by the road. However there is evidence of earlier habitation. Large areas of the parish are still agricultural and until recently orchards supplied fruit for a nearby jam factory. There were fields of strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes and vegetables and also fields growing flowers for seed, known as the Flowering Fields of Feering.