Elmstead, a village and a parish in Essex. The village is divided into three hamlets-(1) The Market, which stands near the Roman Stone Street, 3 miles NE from Wivenhoe station on the G.E.R., and 4 E by N of Colchester, and has a post and money order office under Colchester; Wivenhoe is the telegraph office. (2) The Heath, about, a mile from the Market on the road to Alresford. (3) A district running close down to Wivenhoe. The parish comprises 3725 acres; population, 928. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans ; net value, £220 with residence. Patrons, Jesus' College, Cambridge. The church, situated close to the Hall, and about a mile E of the Market, is a building of stone in mixed styles, and has a very ancient wooden effigy of a knight. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Elmstead St. Anne|
|Poor Law union||Tendring|
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