Place:Ardleigh, Essex, England

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NameArdleigh
Alt namesErlegasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 100
Erleiasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 100
Erligasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 100
Herlegasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 100
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.917°N 0.983°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoTendring Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Tendring (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Ardleigh is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) northeast from the centre of Colchester and 26 miles (42 km) northeast from the county town of Chelmsford.

Ardleigh is in the district of Tendring. The parish had a population of 2,081 according to the 2001 census and includes the area known as Crockleford Heath.

The Great Eastern Main Line passes close to the village but the railway station closed in November 1967. The closest railway station is now at Manningtree, 3 miles (5 km) northeast. The village is on the A137 road, a route from Colchester to Ipswich, Suffolk.

The parish was part of the Tendring Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 it has been located in the Tendring District of Essex.

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