Wix, Weeks, or Wikes, Essex
Wix, Weeks, or Wikes, a parish, with a village, in Essex, 2 ½ miles SE of Bradfield and S of Wrabness stations on the Manningtree and Harwich branch of the G.E.R., and 4 ½ ESE of Manningtree. It has a post and money order office under Manningtree; telegraph office, Great Oakley. Acreage, 3129; population, 682. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here by W. Mascherell in the time of Henry I., and was given at the dissolution to Cardinal Wolsey. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £90 with residence. The church, restored in 1888, is a small edifice of stone, consisting of chancel and nave, with detached belfry. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wix St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Tendring|
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