Lawford is a large village in the Tendring district of north-east Essex. It’s around 6 miles north-east from Colchester and west of Manningtree.
The area includes the Leftley Housing estate, located towards the east of the village, which is a typical 1960s development with semi-detached homes and bungalows. It also has a number of smallholdings, originally built by the Land Settlement Association. There’s also a 14th-century Church of St Mary which is a Grade I listed building. The church is located on Church Hill, and is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Harwich, the archdeaconry of Colchester and the diocese of Chelmsford.
Nearby towns Ipswich and Colchester also provide good ideas for nightlife and shopping. There are 10 schools scattered across Manningtree, Lawford and Mistley as well.
Both Manningtree and Lawford share lots of places and amenities to make living there easier, like petrol stations, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, pubs and even a museum. It even has other shops like newsagents, arts and crafts, florists and clothing stores. There is also furniture, carpet and flooring and home improvement stores nearby so you don’t have to travel too far for your homely needs. They also host many other businesses in industries like finance, legal services, insurance and banks.
They also have various clubs and societies on things like photography, theatre, history and sports. They also have a Stour Sailing Club who sails on the Stour estuary when the tide allows.