Great Clacton, Essex

Historical Description

Clacton, Great, a parish in Essex, on the coast, 1 mile from Clacton-on-Sea steamboat pier and station, and 8 miles SW from Walton-on-the-Naze. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Colchester. Acreage, 4364, of "which 290 are water; population, 1922; including Clacton-on-Sea, which is in Great Clacton parish, 3584. There 'is a local board who have carried out a complete sewerage scheme at a cost of £12,000. The church is an ancient building of stone, principally of the Norman or pre-Norman period. The living is a vicarage, with that of Little Holland annexed, in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £246 with residence, in the gift of the Church Patronage Society. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. Alton Park is a chief residence.

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 Clacton St. John the Baptist
Hundred Tendring
Poor Law union Tendring

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