The Colne, Essex

Historical Description

Colne, The, a river of Essex. It rises on the north border of the county, 3 miles S of Haverhill, and runs about 35 miles south-eastward, past Halstead, Chapel, and Colchester, to the sea at Mersea Island. It brings up sea-borne vessels to Colchester, and begins 3 miles below that town to expand into estuary.

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