St. Peter's Church
Birch shown within Essex
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Birch is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is located approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west of Colchester and 17 miles (27 km) north-east of the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the borough of Colchester and in the parliamentary constituency of North Essex. There is a Parish Council.
It is only 2.5 miles (4 km) from Abberton Reservoir.
The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is a Grade II listed building, but has been derelict since it closed in the late 20th century.
According to the 2001 census, Birch had a population of 817.
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