||It has been suggested that this article be merged with Elmstead, Essex. (Discuss) Proposed since February 2012.|
The war memorial
Elmstead Market shown within Essex
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
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.
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.
The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Anne and Saint Lawrence. The current incumbent priest is Timothy Caradoc Platts, who began work in 2007. He is also chaplain to the Bishop of Colchester.
There are regular bus services to Colchester, Clacton and Great Bentley.
Media related to Elmstead Market at Wikimedia Commons
|This Essex location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|