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This is about the English village. For the Tintin character, see Ridgewell (comics)
St. Laurence's church, Ridgewell, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 153227.jpg
St. Laurence's church
Ridgewell is located in Essex
Ridgewell shown within Essex
Population 503 (2001)
509 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL732408
Civil parish
  • Ridgewell
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HALSTEAD
Postcode district CO9
Dialling code 01440
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
EssexCoordinates: 52°02′21″N 0°31′28″E / 52.0391°N 0.5244°E / 52.0391; 0.5244

Ridgewell is a village and civil parish in the Braintree district of Essex, England, about six miles from Haverhill on the main road between Haverhill and Braintree.

Its population was 503 in the 2001 census (in 216 households) with the mean age being 41.35 years,[2] the population increasing to 509 at the 2011 Census.[1] It was mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Ridgewell has a village shop, primary school, and two pubs: The White Horse and The King's Head. St Laurence's church dates from the 14th century and is a grade I listed building.[3]

During World War II it was home to the USAAF 381st Bomb Group (H) and 90 Squadron, RAF who served out of Ridgewell airfield.


  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Neighbour Statistics". National Statistics. Retrieved 26 July 2006. 
  3. ^ "Name: PARISH CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE List entry Number: 1165620". English Heritage. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 

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