Great Yeldham, Essex

Historical Description

Yeldham, Great or Lower, a parish, with a village, in Essex, on the Colne Valley branch of the G.E.R., 6 ½ miles NW by N of Halstead. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Halstead, and a railway station. Acreage, 1871; population, 619, There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor, with Spencer Grange, a fine mansion standing in grounds of about 150 acres, belongs to the Way family. Spaynes Hall is a chief residence. An oak in the centre of the village measures 30 feet in girth at 4 feet from the ground. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £320 with residence. The church is an ancient building of rubble in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel with S chapel, nave, S transept, S porch, and an embattled western tower. It has some ancient brasses and memorials, and some good stained glass. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed school with £25 a year, six almshouses, and some small charities.

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 Yeldham St. Andrew
Hundred Hinckford
Poor Law union Halsted

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