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Coordinates: 51°52′26″N 0°58′30″E / 51.874, 0.975

Elmstead is located in Essex

 Elmstead shown within Essex
Population 1,855 (2011)
Parish Elmstead
District Tendering
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Colchester
Postcode district CO7 7
EU Parliament East of England
List of places: UK • England • Essex

Elmstead Church

Elmstead is a village and civil parish in the Tendring district, in the English county of Essex. In 2001 the population of the civil parish of Elmstead was 1,898,[1] decreasing to 1,855 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Parish Church of St. Anne and St. Laurence[]

The Church of England parish church is dedicated to Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary and Saint Lawrence of Rome, a leader of the Early Church and a martyr. The main parts of the church have been dated to around 1310; a South Chapel was added about 20 years later. The early 14th century tower only rises one and a half stories and was never completed. The south wall of the chancel has a squint or "leper window";[3] these were popularly supposed to have been used by people infected by leprosy to receive Holy Communion; however, their exact purpose is unknown.[4] On the sill of East window, there is an oak effigy of knight in chainmail armour with a pointed bascinet helmet,[3] perhaps depicting Lawrence de Tany, who died 1317.[5]

Nearby settlements[]

Nearby settlements include the towns of Colchester and Wivenhoe and the villages of Alresford and Elmstead Market.


For transport there is the A120 road and the A133 road nearby.

Other places called Elmstead in Essex[]

Other places called Elmstead in Essex include Elmstead Market, Elmstead Heath and Elmstead Row. Elmstead Row has now been largely absorbed by the spread of Alresford. Elmstead Heath lies to the north-west of Alresford on the B1027.


  • A-Z Essex (page 167)

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