Fordham, Essex

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All Saints church

Fordham is a village and civil parish in the Colchester district of the English county of Essex, six miles north-west of the town of Colchester. It has a population of about 800, measured at 835 in the 2011 Census.[1] The parish includes the nearby hamlets of Fordham Heath and Hemp's Green.

Features and facilities[edit]

Fordham is bounded to the south by the River Colne. It has a post office, a school, a place of worship and a historic pub, The Three Horseshoes. The The Shoulder of Mutton pub is also in Fordham parish, on the main Colchester-Halstead Road near the bridge over the Colne that was the site of the ford that gave the hamlet of Fordstreet its name. There is a fair held every year on the first Saturday of July, and a vehicle show on the second Sunday of August. An area of 500 acres in the parish was turned over for future woodland to the Woodland Trust in 2001.[2]


All Saints' Church dates from about 1340 and is a Grade I listed building.[3]


Fordham is part of the electoral ward of Fordham and Stour Valley. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 5,332.[4]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Fordham site. Retrieved 1 October 2014
  3. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS List entry Number: 1239789". English Heritage. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fordham and Stour Valley ward population 2011". Retrieved 29 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 51°55′22″N 0°48′13″E / 51.9228°N 0.8035°E / 51.9228; 0.8035