Colne Engaine, Essex
Colne-Engaine, a village and a parish in Essex. The village occupies a rising ground on the left side of the river Colne, half a mile WNW of Colne station on the Colne Valley railway, and 2 ¼ miles ESE of Halstead, and has a post office of the name of Colne-Engaine, under Halstead; money order and telegraph office, Earls Colne. The parish comprises 2429 acres; population, 522. The manor belonged anciently to the Engaines. Colne Park is a principal residence and seat of the Reeve family, and near it is a lofty Ionic column by Soane. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; value, £800. Patron, the lord mayor and commonalty of London as Governors of Christ's Hospital. The church is a building of brick and stone in the Gothic style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Engain Colne St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Lexden and Winstree|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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