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Fordham, Essex

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Fordham is a village and civil parish in the Colchester district of the English county of Essex, six miles north-west of the town of Colchester. It has a population of about 800, measured at 835 in the 2011 Census. The parish includes the nearby hamlets of Fordham Heath and Hemp's Green.

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Map of Fordham, Colchester, UK

Features and facilities

Fordham is bounded to the south by the River Colne. It has a post office, a school, a place of worship and a historic pub, The Three Horseshoes. The The Shoulder of Mutton pub is also in Fordham parish, on the main Colchester-Halstead Road near the bridge over the Colne that was the site of the ford that gave the hamlet of Fordstreet its name. There is a fair held every year on the first Saturday of July, and a vehicle show on the second Sunday of August. An area of 500 acres in the parish was turned over for future woodland to the Woodland Trust in 2001.

Church

All Saints' Church dates from about 1340 and is a Grade I listed building.

Governance

Fordham is part of the electoral ward of Fordham and Stour Valley. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 5,332.

References

Fordham, Essex Wikipedia


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