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Where is Acton?

Acton is located in the county of Suffolk, Eastern England, three miles north-east of the town of Sudbury, 14 miles north-west of the major town of Colchester, and 54 miles north-east of London. Acton lies two miles north of the Essex border. Acton falls within the district council of Babergh, under the county council of Suffolk. It is in the CO10 postcode district. The post town for Acton is Sudbury.

COVID-19: Acton coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Suffolk case numbers. This Acton coronavirus map shows the position of Acton within Suffolk, along with the number of cases in Suffolk and each of the surrounding areas.

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Map showing extent of Acton as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Acton
Map showing location of Acton within the UK
Location of Acton within the UK

Which county is Acton in?

Acton is in the ceremonial county of Suffolk, the historic county of Suffolk, and the administrative county of Suffolk.

Ceremonial CountySuffolk
Historic CountySuffolk
Administrative CountySuffolk

Where is Acton in Suffolk?

Acton is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Suffolk, and towards the westernmost extremity of Suffolk.

Map showing location of Acton within Suffolk
Location of Acton within Suffolk

What is the postcode for Acton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Acton is CO10 0AP.

Where is Acton in CO10?

Acton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the CO10 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the CO10 postcode district.

Map showing location of Acton within CO10
Location of Acton within CO10

What is the post town for Acton?

The post town for Acton is Sudbury. Acton is in the CO10 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Sudbury.

What is the latitude and longitude of Acton?

The centre of Acton is located at position 52.07071° latitude and 0.76097° longitude.

Latitude52.07071°
Longitude0.76097°

What is the easting and northing of Acton?

The centre of Acton is located at the grid reference easting 589328 and northing 244968 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting589328
Northing244968

What are the nearest towns to Acton?

Position of Acton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Acton to the centre of the town.

north-east
3m
Acton is 3 miles north-east of Sudbury
east
8m
Acton is 8 miles east of Clare
west
8m
Acton is 8 miles west of Hadleigh
north-east
10m
Acton is 10 miles north-east of Halstead
south
12m
Acton is 12 miles south of Bury St Edmunds
south-west
13m
Acton is 13 miles south-west of Stowmarket
south-west
14m
Acton is 14 miles south-west of Needham Market
east
14m
Acton is 14 miles east of Haverhill
north-west
14m
Acton is 14 miles north-west of Colchester
north
14m
Acton is 14 miles north of Coggeshall

What are the nearest cities to Acton?

Position of Acton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Acton to the centre of the city.

north-east
26m
Acton is 26 miles north-east of Chelmsford
east
29m
Acton is 29 miles east of Cambridge
south-east
31m
Acton is 31 miles south-east of Ely
south-west
45m
Acton is 45 miles south-west of Norwich
north-east
52m
Acton is 52 miles north-east of St Albans
north-east
53m
Acton is 53 miles north-east of City of London
north-east
54m
Acton is 54 miles north-east of London
north-east
55m
Acton is 55 miles north-east of City of Westminster
south-east
55m
Acton is 55 miles south-east of Peterborough
north
56m
Acton is 56 miles north of Canterbury

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