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St. Mary's church, Lawford, Essex - - 158427.jpg
St Mary's Church, Lawford
Lawford is located in Essex
 Lawford shown within Essex
OS grid reference TM092310
   – London 55 mi (89 km)  SW
District Tendring
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Manningtree
Postcode district CO11
Dialling code 01206
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Harwich and North Essex
List of places

Coordinates: 51°56′24″N 1°02′42″E / 51.940°N 1.045°E / 51.940; 1.045

Lawford is a large village and civil parish in the Tendring district of northeast Essex, England. It is approximately 6 miles (10 km) northeast from the centre of Colchester and west of, and contiguous with, Manningtree. Mistley merges with the east side of Manningtree.

The Leftley Housing estate, situated towards the east of the village, is a typical 1960s development of mainly semi-detached houses and bungalows.

The area includes a number of smallholdings originally built by the Land Settlement Association.[1]

The 14th-century parish Church of St Mary is a Grade I listed building.[2]


  1. ^ Bercaw, Louise Oldham; "Bibliography on Land Utilization 1918-36"; p. 1011
  2. ^ "Name: Church of St Mary List entry Number: 1261462". English Heritage. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 

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