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Alresford is located in Essex
Population 2,009 (2011)
OS grid reference TM069214
  • Tendring
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Colchester
Postcode district CO7
Dialling code 01206
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
  • North Essex
List of places
51°50′57″N 1°00′08″E / 51.8492°N 1.0022°E / 51.8492; 1.0022

Alresford is a village and electoral ward in Essex, England. It is centred 9 km (5.6 mi) southeast of Colchester and is 39 km (24 mi) northeast from the county town of Chelmsford. The village and its civil parish are the district of Tendring. The local primary school is Alresford Primary School (~150 pupils, ages 4–11) and the village has a pre-school and church.


According to national census figures for April 2001, there were 2,125 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. The population of the parish reduced to 2,009 at the 2011 Census.


The village, 9 km (5.6 mi) southeast of Colchester, lies above Alresford Creek, a tributary to the River Colne.

The village's railway station usually sees one service per hour to Walton-on-the-Naze and Colchester. There are also some peak-time services to Clacton-on-Sea and London, operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.

The village is on the 62 and 98 bus routes. Services are provided by First Essex.

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