Great Horkesley, Essex

Historical Description

Horkesley, Great, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the river Stour and the boundary with Suffolk, U mile S by W from Nayland, and 4 N by W from Colchester station on the G.E.R., and has a post and money order office under Colchester; telegraph office, Mile End, HOBKESLEY,

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 Horksley All Saints
Hundred Lexden
Poor Law union Lexden and Winstree

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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