Great Bromley, Essex

Historical Description

Bromley, Great, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands 3 miles SSE of Ardleigh station on the G.E.R., and 5 ½ E of Colchester, under which it has a post office; money order office, Elmstead; telegraph office, Ardleigh. The parish comprises 2996 acres; population, 699. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £677 with residence. The church is a fine building of flint, rubble, and brick, chiefly in the Perpendicular style. There are also Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. Great Bromley Lodge is a chief residence, for many years in the possession of the Unwin family. The Hall is beautifully situated close to the church, with large ornamental grounds, and a lake 3 acres in extent.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Bromley St. George
Hundred Tendring
Poor Law union Tendring

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