Alresford, Essex

Historical Description

Alresford, a village and a parish in Essex, 5 miles SE of Colchester, under wliich there is a post office (money order and telegraph office, Wivenhoe), and a station on the G.E.R. Area, 1436 acres of land and 81 of water and foreshore ; population, 245. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £252 with residence, in the gift of Hulme's Trustees. The church is an ancient building of stone. Alresford Hall, the seat of the Hawkins family, is a chief residence.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Alresford St. Peter
Hundred Tendring
Poor Law union Tendring

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