Great Coggeshall, Essex

Historical Description

Coggeshall, Great, a parish in Essex, containing the chief part of the town of Coggeshall. Acreage, 2632 ; population, 2730. The manor belonged in the time of Edward the Confessor to Colo the Saxon; was held at Domesday by Eustace, Earl of Boulogne; passed by marriage to Stephen, Earl of Blois, afterwards King Stephen; was given by him to Coggeshall Abbey; went at the dissolution to Sir Thomas Seymour; and afterwards was divided and passed through various hands. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net yearly value, about £230 with residence.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Coggeshall St. Peter
Hundred Lexden
Poor Law union Witham

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