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Coordinates: 51°55′37″N 0°58′59″E / 51.9269°N 0.9831°E / 51.9269; 0.9831

The Street Ardleigh Geograph-720422-by-Robert-Edwards.jpg
The Street, Ardleigh, with the parish church of St. Mary The Virgin in the background and the Post Office.
Ardleigh is located in Essex
 Ardleigh shown within Essex
Population c. 2100
OS grid reference TM052295
Civil parish Ardleigh
District Tendring
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CO7
Dialling code 01206
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Harwich and North Essex
List of places

Ardleigh /ˈɑrdli/ is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is located 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of Colchester and is 42 km (26 mi) northeast from the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the district of Tendring and the parliamentary constituency of Harwich and North Essex. The village has its own Parish Council.[1] The parish had a population of 2081 according to the 2001 census[2] and includes the area known as Crockleford Heath.

The Great Eastern Main Line passes close to the village but the railway station closed in November 1967. The closest railway station is now at Manningtree, 5 km (3.1 mi) northeast. The village is on the A137 road, a route from Colchester to Ipswich, Suffolk.

The Ardleigh Reservoir is about 1 km (0.62 mi) away.

The area includes a number of small-holdings founded by the Land Settlement Association.


  1. ^ "Town and Parish Council and Clerks Details". Retrieved 2007-01-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics > Parish Headcounts > Area: Ardleigh CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 

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