Chapel, Essex

Historical Description

Chappel, Chapel, or Pontisbright, a village and a parish in Essex, on the Colne river, 7 ¼ miles NW from Colchester. There is a station on the Colne Valley and Stour Valley branch of the G.E.R., and a post and money order office under Halstead; telegraph office, Wakes Colne. Acreage, 1149 ; population, 369. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net yearly value, £93 with residence. The church (for the first 200 years of its existence a chapel of ease to Great Tey) is a small structure of stone, originally built in 1352. The village was constituted an independent parish in 1533. The ecclesiastical commissioners are now the impropriators.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Hundred Lexden
Poor Law union Lexden and Winstree

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