Fingringhoe, Essex

Historical Description

Fingringhoe, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on the river Roman, near its influx to the Colne, 1 ½ mile W by S of Wivenhoe station on the G.E.R., and 4 SSE of Colchester, and has a post office under Colchester; money order and telegraph office, Rowhedge. The parish comprises 2558 acres of land and 433 of foreshore and water; population of the civil parish, 519; of the ecclesiastical, 661. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £150. The church, a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, has some ancient brasses and monuments. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. South Green is a hamlet 1 mile S of the village.

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 Fingringhoe St. George
Hundred Winstree
Poor Law union Lexden and Winstree

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