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Witham, Essex

Witham is a town in the county of Essex, in the south east of England with a population of 22,500. It is part of the District of Braintree and is twinned with the town of Waldbröl, Germany. Witham stands between the larger towns of Chelmsford (8 miles to the south-west) and Colchester (13 miles to the north-east). The River Brain runs through the town and joins the River Blackwater shortly outside it.
DistrictBraintree
Post townWITHAM
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL8114
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01376
Population22,500
 

Other names by which Witham, Essex has been known in the past

Whitham ~ Wittham

Witham, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Witham, market town and par. with ry. sta., Essex, 8 miles NE. of Chelmsford, 3706 ac., pop. 2966; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. Witham stands near the influx of the Polebrook into the Blackwater, and is a place of great antiquity. Its chief architectural feature is the fine old church of St Nicholas. It has trade in agricultural produce. William Lodge, William Place, and numerous other seats, are in the neighbourhood of the town.

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