- Alresford, Essex
infobox UK place
country = England
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= North Essex
Alresford is a
villagein Essex, England. It is located 9 km (6 miles) southeast of Colchesterand is 39 km (24 miles) northeast from the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the district of Tendringand in the parliamentary constituency of North Essex. The local primary school is Alresford Primary School (~150 pupils, ages 4-11).
According to national census figures for April 2001, there were 2125 inhabitants in 842 households, with an almost even gender balance. The percentage of the population above the age of 45 is higher than the national average. [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadDatasetList.do?a=3&b=5946931&c=Alresford&d=14&e=15&g=446593&i=1001x1003x1004x1011&m=0&enc=1 National Statistics Online: statistics for Alresford] ]
The village, 9 km (6 miles) southeast of
Colchester, lies above Alresford Creek, a tributary to the River Colne.
The village has Alresford railway station on the
Colchester to Clacton Line, connecting the Alresford to the rail network that serves of the east of England. The rail service's operator is National Express East Anglia. Buses from Colchester are the 74 and 78 services.
The village contains the ruins of an old Anglican church (St Peter's), built about 1300, by Anfred de Staunton, which burnt down in 1971, [ [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/
] ] replaced by the 1975 essex-barn style church of St Andrew. There is a thriving congregation of 70 adults with a children's and youth ministry. This is also used by local groups, including scramblers (for toddlers), Parish Council and Police liasion meetings and a luncheon-club for pensioners. The Associate Minister is Rev. David Deeny (since July 2006).
Close to the church is the Village Hall that is used for many other local activities including the local Scout Group, indoor bowling, weddings, and for elections. Behind the church and village hall is the recreation ground, with a children's playground and space for football pitches used by
Alresford Colne Rangers F.C.who have a club house with changing rooms attached to the Village Hall. There are also two bookable, flood-lit all-weather pitches.
* [http://www.essexchurches.info/church.asp?p=Alresford&ty=e http://www.essexchurches.info - Alresford Church on Essex Churches website]
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