Belchamp St Paul

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Belchamp St Paul
St. Andrews Belchamp St. Paul - - 1116025.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Belchamp St Paul
Belchamp St Paul is located in Essex
Belchamp St Paul
Belchamp St Paul
Location within Essex
Population362 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTL791423
Civil parish
  • Belchamp St Paul
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSUDBURY
Postcode districtCO10
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°03′01″N 0°36′42″E / 52.0503°N 0.6118°E / 52.0503; 0.6118Coordinates: 52°03′01″N 0°36′42″E / 52.0503°N 0.6118°E / 52.0503; 0.6118

Belchamp St Paul is a village and civil parish in the Braintree district of Essex, England.

The village is 5 miles (8 km) west of Sudbury, Suffolk, and 23 miles (37 km) northeast of the county town, Chelmsford.

The parish is northwest of Belchamp Otten and Belchamp Walter, in the parliamentary constituency of Braintree, and part of the Stour Valley.[2] It had a population of 331 (2011 census).[1] The parish includes the hamlet of Knowl Green.

Arthur Golding, the 16th-century poet, grew up at the manor and is buried in the churchyard of St Andrew's; a memorial to him is within the church. General Sir Timothy Creasey KCB OBE, a British Army officer who became General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the commander of the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces, is buried in the churchyard.

The Half Moon public house was the location for a number of pub scenes in the BBC drama series Lovejoy.[3]

Belchamp St Paul is the scene of the climax of M.R. James' ghost story Count Magnus.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Parish cluster map". Archived from the original (JPG) on 14 October 2006. Retrieved 27 January 2007.
  3. ^ BBC Essex

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