Colchester, a municipal and parliamentary borough, port, market-town, head of a county court district, and military depot in Essex. The town stands on the river Colne, 52 miles NE from London by rail and 16½ SW from Ipswich. It is a principal station on the G.E.R., by means of which line it has communication with London and also with Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Yarmouth, Norwich, and with Harwich, Walton-on-the-Naze, Clacton-on-Sea, &c.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Colchester from the following:
Online maps of Colchester are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Essex online: