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Ruins of church, destroyed in the 1884 earthquake

Virley is a village in the Colchester borough of Essex, England and forms part of the Winstred Hundred civil parish.[1] According to the 2001 census it had a population of 61. The village is about seven miles south of Colchester.

Virley is among the villages which suffered damage from the 1884 Colchester earthquake; the village church was destroyed in the quake.

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  1. ^ Winstred Hundred Parish Council. "Winstred Hundred". Retrieved 2011-10-03. 

Coordinates: 51°47′N 0°50′E / 51.783°N 0.833°E / 51.783; 0.833