The Street, Ardleigh, with the parish church of St. Mary The Virgin in the background and the Post Office.
Ardleigh shown within Essex
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Ardleigh // 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. The parish had a population of 2081 according to the 2001 census 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.
- "Town and Parish Council and Clerks Details". www.tendringdc.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-01-23.[dead link]
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics > Parish Headcounts > Area: Ardleigh CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
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- http://www.essexchurches.info - Ardleigh Church on Essex Churches website
- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~melanie/ - 'Ardleigh Past' contains historical and genealogical data for family historians
- Ardleigh in the Domesday Book
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