Elmstead & Elmstead Market

Elmstead and its hamlet of Elmstead Market, the modern village centre,  straddle the A133 from Colchester (4 miles to the west) to Clacton (20 miles to the east). The population as at 2011 census was 1855.

Facilities include the parish church of St Anne and St Laurence to the North and the Community Hall There is a Budgens Local Supermarket located in what was the Kings Arms Public House, and a Spar shop in the Esso pretrol staion. There is a Post Office that opens once a week in the premises of a local business.