St. Peter's Church
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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.
The parish incorporates the hamlet of Heckfordbridge.
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, increasing to 873 at the 2011 Census.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Parish/Town councils and councillors". www.colchester.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 26 September 2006. Retrieved 27 January 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "St Peter and St Paul, Birch, Essex". Victorian Society. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Birch and Winstree Ward population 2011". Retrieved 28 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Birch, Essex.|
- Birch Parish Council Web Site
- Birch C of E Aided Primary School, Home Page
- Mainly about the villages of Birch, Layer Breton and Layer Marney near Colchester, Essex
- Birch History and pictures from Mersea Museum