Coordinates: 51°50′45″N 0°49′17″E / 51.8458°N 0.8215°E / 51.8458; 0.8215
St. Peter's Church
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||North Essex|
Birch is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is located approximately 8 km (5.0 mi) southwest of Colchester and 27 km (17 mi) northeast of the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the borough of Colchester and in the parliamentary constituency of North Essex. There is a Parish Council.
It is only 4 km (2.5 mi) from Abberton Reservoir.
The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is a Grade II listed building, but has been derelict since it closed in the late 20th century.
According to the 2001 census, Birch had a population of 817.
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