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The Street Ardleigh Geograph-720422-by-Robert-Edwards.jpg
The Street, Ardleigh, with the parish church of St Mary The Virgin and the post office in the background.
Ardleigh is located in Essex
Location within Essex
Population2,058 {2011}[1]
OS grid referenceTM052295
• London55 mi (89 km) NE
Civil parish
  • Ardleigh
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCO7
Dialling code01206
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°55′37″N 0°58′59″E / 51.9269°N 0.9831°E / 51.9269; 0.9831Coordinates: 51°55′37″N 0°58′59″E / 51.9269°N 0.9831°E / 51.9269; 0.9831

Ardleigh /ˈɑːrdli/ is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) northeast from the centre of Colchester and 26 miles (42 km) northeast from the county town of Chelmsford.

Ardleigh is in the district of Tendring and the parliamentary constituency of Harwich and North Essex. The village has its own Parish Council.[2] The parish had a population of 2081 according to the 2001 census[3] 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, 3 miles (5 km) northeast. The village is on the A137 road, a route from Colchester to Ipswich, Suffolk.

Ardleigh Reservoir is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) to the southwest.

The area includes a number of smallholdings founded by the Land Settlement Association.[4]


Ardleigh is part of the electoral ward called Ardleigh and Little Bromley. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 2,311.[5]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Town and Parish Council and Clerks Details". Tendring District Council. Archived from the original on 14 May 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics > Parish Headcounts > Area: Ardleigh CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Bercaw, Louise Oldham; "Bibliography on Land Utilization 1918-36"; p. 1011
  5. ^ "Ardleigh and Little Bromley Ward population 2011". Retrieved 24 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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