Birch, Essex

Coordinates: 51°50′45″N 0°49′17″E / 51.8458°N 0.8215°E / 51.8458; 0.8215


St. Peter's Church
Population 817 (2001)
OS grid reference TL944201
Civil parish Birch
District Colchester
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CO2
Dialling code 01206
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Essex
List of places

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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