Copford, a village and a parish in Essex, on the river Roman, 1 ½ mile E of Marks-Tey station on the G.E.R., and 4 miles WSW of Colchester, with a post office under Colchester ; money order and telegraph office, Marks-Tey. Acreage, 2135; population of the civil parish, 693 ; of the ecclesiastical, 749. The manor belonged formerly to the Bishops of London. Copford Hall is the seat of the Harrisons. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; value, £600. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church has a Norman apse, and is good. There is a Friends' meeting-house and a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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