Aldham, Essex

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Coordinates: 51°53′36″N 0°47′07″E / 51.8933°N 0.7853°E / 51.8933; 0.7853

Aldham
Aldham is located in Essex
Aldham
Aldham
 Aldham shown within Essex
Population 513 (2001) (parish, includes Fordstreet)
OS grid reference TL917253
Civil parish Aldham
District Colchester
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COLCHESTER
Postcode district C06 3
Dialling code 01206
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Essex
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Aldham is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is located 7.2 km (4.5 mi) west of Colchester. The village is in the borough of Colchester and in the parliamentary constituency of North Essex. The village has its own Parish Council.[1]

The village sign.

The parish covers approximately 6 square miles (16 km2), which includes the villages of Aldham and Fordstreet, and borders the River Colne to the north.

The 2001 census gave the parish population as 513.

It is 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from the A12 road, a major trunk road.

Church[edit]

Aldham's parish church is dedicated to St Margaret and St Catherine. The church is first mentioned in 1145. The original church stood by Old Church Farm to the west of the village. By the middle of the 19th Century it had become very decrepit; the floor was damp, the walls had to be supported by large brick buttresses and stout wooden posts had replaced some of the pillars. In 1853, it was decided to build a new church in a more central location, modelled on the old one (but enlarged) and re-using as much of the original fabric as possible, notably the whole of the 14th Century south porch. Since 1951, the parish has been held jointly with Marks Tey.[2]

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