Great Oakley, Essex
Oakley, Great, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands a quarter of a mile E of Ramsey Creek, a feeder of the Stour, 4 S by E of Wrabness station on the Harwich and Manningtree branch of the G.E.R.,and 5 ½ SW of Harwich. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Harwich, and formerly had a fair on 25 April. The parish comprises 3369 acres; population, 845. There is a parish council consisting of seven members and a chairman. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £667 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of stone and brick, partly Norman, and consists of nave and chancel, with bell-chamber; it has a fine Norman font of Purbeck marble. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels in the village, and there are a mission room and a Primitive Methodist chapel at Stones Green.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Oakley All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Tendring|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of Great Oakley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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