Rayne Parish Council
Rayne Hall Green is a traditional village green that has been maintained as an open space for hundreds of years.
In September 1914, approximately 30 local young men enlisted in the Ninth Essex Regiment, this is reported in the Daily Mail of Friday 4th September 1914. It is on that very spot where these brave young men joined up that a war memorial was erected in the 1920's, unveiled by Col. Wm. Capper, C.V.O.. 33 names of local men are remembered on the War Memorial, having paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The memorial is in a prominent place not only on the green, but within the village. The green is located within the conservation area, bordered by an old farmhouse, barns and the original manor house, Rayne Hall. A small stream runs along one boundary on the opposite side of the lane leading to All Saints Church.