Coordinates: 51°56′24″N 1°02′42″E / 51.940°N 1.045°E / 51.940; 1.045
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St Mary's Church, Lawford.jpg
St Mary's Church, Lawford
Lawford is located in Essex
Location within Essex
Population4,302 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTM092310
• London55 mi (89 km) SW
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townManningtree
Postcode districtCO11
Dialling code01206
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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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. Lawford has two junior schools, Lawford Church of England Primary School and Highfields Primary School, situated near Manningtree High School.

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

Ogilvie Hall is the name of the village hall on Wignall Street, and there is a more modern facility called The Venture Centre off Bromley Road.[3]

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

More recent housing developments include the Summers park and Lawford Dale housing estates constructed by Rose builders, and Manningtree Park, which as of 2023 is currently under construction.

The area includes a number of smallholdings originally built by the Land Settlement Association.[4]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1261462)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Lawford". VCS Parish Council Websites. Retrieved 12 October 2022.
  4. ^ Bercaw, Louise Oldham; "Bibliography on Land Utilization 1918-36"; p. 1011

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