Little Clacton

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Little Clacton is a village and civil parish in the Tendring district, in the county of Essex, England. It is located on the Tendring Peninsular, close to Clacton-on-Sea. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 2,822.[1]

St. James' church, Little Clacton

The village is approximately 12 miles South East of Colchester and 2.5 miles North of Clacton-on-Sea, and is also close to Thorpe-le-Soken where there is a railway station providing direct links to London Liverpool Street station and Clacton-on-Sea.

The parish church is dedicated to St James,[2] and is an early twelfth century Norman church building.[3] It has three bells in its tower, including one cast by Robert Crouch and dating from 1437.[4]


Little Clacton forms part of the electoral ward called Little Clacton and Weeley. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 4,590.[5]

Local towns and villages[edit]

Weeley, Weeley Heath, Thorpe-le-Soken, Frinton-on-Sea, Great Holland, Clacton-on-Sea, Jaywick, Kirby-le-Soken.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  2. ^ See the diocesan website directory.
  3. ^ See the church page of the local community website.
  4. ^ See history section of the parish website.
  5. ^ "Little Clacton and Weeley ward population 2011". Retrieved 25 September 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Little Clacton at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°49′N 1°08′E / 51.817°N 1.133°E / 51.817; 1.133