Great Braxted, Essex

Historical Description

Braxted, Great, a parish in Essex, on the river Blackwater, adjacent to the G.E.R., 3 ½ miles ENE of Witham station. Post town, Witham, which is the money order office; telegraph office, Elvenhall End. Acreage, 2613 of land and 22 of water; population, 361. Braxted Park, a handsome mansion amid extensive grounds, is the seat of the Du Cane family. A black priory stood at Tiptree, and was founded about the time of Edward I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £469 withe residence. Patron, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The church has some Norman portions, and is good. The village of Braxted is locally known as " Bung Row."

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Braxted All Saints
Hundred Witham
Poor Law union Witham

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