Birch is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is located approximately south-west of Colchester and north-east of the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the borough of Colchester and in the parliamentary constituency of North Essex. There is a Parish Council.
It is only from Abberton Reservoir.
The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is a Grade II listed building, but has been derelict since it closed in the late 20th century.
According to the 2001 census, Birch had a population of 817.