Elmstead Market

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Elmstead Market
Elmstead Parish Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 122873.jpg
The war memorial
Elmstead Market is located in Essex
Elmstead Market
Elmstead Market
 Elmstead Market shown within Essex
OS grid reference TM062244
Civil parish Elmstead
District Tendring
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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UK
England
Essex

Coordinates: 51°52′48″N 0°59′40″E / 51.88002°N 0.99445°E / 51.88002; 0.99445

Elmstead Market is a village in the civil parish of Elmstead, in the Tendring district of Essex. It lies 3 km northeast of Wivenhoe and 6 km east of Colchester. It is on the A133 road which until a few years ago was the main road to Clacton, Frinton and Harwich. The A120 road constructed to bypass Colchester and Elmstead Market has reduced the volume of through traffic considerably.

Facilities[edit]

Elmstead has a number of shops.

The village has a community centre which has a range of activities from exercise classes to line dancing, Cubs, Scouts. There are two schools.

The Six Bumps behind the cricket ground is a favourite of youths in the village to practice their tricks. A place where swing ropes are set up, it is the focal point of youthful enjoyment in the village.

The Beth Chatto Gardens lie just outside the village.

Church[edit]

The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Anne and Saint Lawrence.[1] The current incumbent priest is Timothy Caradoc Platts, who began work in 2007. He is also chaplain to the Bishop of Colchester.

Transport[edit]

There are regular bus services to Colchester, Clacton and Great Bentley.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Elmstead Market at Wikimedia Commons