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St Osyth, Essex

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St Osyth, Essex

St Osyth is a village and civil parish in northeast Essex. It is about 5 miles west of Clacton-on-Sea, and about 12 miles southeast of Colchester. It is located on the B1027 road and is named after Osyth, a saint and Anglian princess. The Essex dialect pronunciation is 'Toosey', which is still in use locally for the name of the village. The village has a bus service with services to Colchester and Clacton. The nearest rail station can be found at Great Bentley, approximately 4 miles away.
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTM1215
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01255
Population4,119 (2001 Census)

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

Chic ~ Chich ~ Osyth St ~ S. Osiths ~ St Ossyth

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

St Ossyth, par. and vil., Essex - par., 8877 ac. land, 723 tidal water and 849 foreshore, pop. 1405; vil., 11 miles SE. of Colchester; P.O.,T.O.; near the vil. is St Ossyth Priory, seat.

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