Birch, Essex

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Birch
St. Peter's Church - geograph.org.uk - 112636.jpg
St. Peter's Church
Birch is located in Essex
Birch
Birch
Location within Essex
Population873 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTL944201
Civil parish
  • Birch
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCOLCHESTER
Postcode districtCO2
Dialling code01206
PoliceEssex
FireEssex
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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UK
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Essex
51°50′45″N 0°49′17″E / 51.8458°N 0.8215°E / 51.8458; 0.8215Coordinates: 51°50′45″N 0°49′17″E / 51.8458°N 0.8215°E / 51.8458; 0.8215

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.[2]

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.[3]

According to the 2001 census, Birch had a population of 817, increasing to 873 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Governance[edit]

Birch forms part of the electoral ward called Birch and Winstree. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 5,651.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "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)
  3. ^ "St Peter and St Paul, Birch, Essex". Victorian Society. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Birch and Winstree Ward population 2011". Retrieved 28 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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