Great Tey, Essex

Historical Description

Tey, Great, a village and a parish in Essex, 2 ½ miles NW of Marks Tey Junction station on the G.E.R., and 3 ½ NE of Coggeshall. There is a post office under Kelvedon (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Marks Tey. Acreage, 2798; population, 661. There is a parish council consisting of seven members and a chairman. A pleasure fair is held on Trinity Monday and Tuesday. The manor belonged to Algar, Earl of Mercia, and passed to Queen Maud, the Fitzwalters, the Audleys, and others. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £213 "with residence. The sinecure rectory, of the gross value of £681, passed into the hands of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners on the death of the last rector. The church, which stands on an eminence, is an ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel, transepts, and a Norman tower.

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 Tey St. Barnabas
Hundred Lexden
Poor Law union Lexden and Winstree

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