Tiptree is a village and civil parish in the English county of Essex, situated south-west of Colchester and around north-east of London. Surrounding villages include Messing, Tolleshunt Knights, Tolleshunt Major, Layer Marney, Inworth, Birch, Great Braxted, Great Totham and Little Totham.
The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 9,152. The village has been expanding rapidly for several years with large numbers of new houses and estates being built, though it stills retains the title of being a village. The 'village' status was the subject of a local referendum in 1999 but residents and secondary school pupils rejected town status. Tiptree is amongst the contenders for the title of ' largest village in England'.
Tiptree has four primary schools: St Luke's Church of England Primary school, Milldene Primary School, Tiptree Heath Primary School and Baynard's Primary School. Thurstable School provides secondary and sixth form education. Messing Maypole Mill, a Grade II* listed tower mill, and the preserves company Wilkin & Sons, whose products use the village name as part of their brand, are located in the village.
Tiptree is within the Borough of Colchester and is administered by Tiptree Parish Council, Colchester Borough Council and Essex County Council. It is within in the Parliamentary constituency of Witham.
Tiptree was the site of the Tiptree sneeze, an event that occurred on 22 February 2014 at a concert by the London Central Fellowship Band at St. Luke's Parish Church where a trombonist sneezed into his trombone while playing. A video of the event was posted to YouTube and went viral in 2014.
Tiptree is a village in Essex, England. The term may also refer to:
- Tiptree United F.C., a former football club based in Tiptree.
- Tiptree railway station, a former railway station in Tiptree.
- Messing Maypole Mill, also known as the Tiptree Mill, a tower mill in Tiptree.
- Tiptree Heath, a hamlet in Essex.
- Tiptree Priory, a former Augustinian priory in Essex.
James Tiptree, Jr., an American science fiction writer.
- James Tiptree, Jr. Award, an annual science fiction award.