Great Braxted, Essex
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."
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Braxted All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Witham|
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Directories & Gazetteers
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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