Kirby le Soken, Essex

Historical Description

Kirby-le-Soken, a village and a parish in Essex. Tile-village stands on a creek of Hanford Water, 2 ½ miles W by N of Walton steamboat pier, and 12 by road SSW of Harwich; it has a station on the Tendring Hundred branch of the G.E.R., and a post office under Colchester; money order-office, Kirby Cross; telegraph office, Walton-on-the-Naze. The telegraph office for Kirby Cross is Frinton-on-Sea. The parish includes the hamlets of Kirby Cross, Sneating, and Upper Street, the islands of Horsey, Pewett, and Skippers, and some smaller islands and marshes on the N? Acreage, 3874 of land and 952 of water and foreshore;. population, 839. Sneating Hall is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net yearly value, £146 with residence. The church is a building of flint and stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, N porch, and an embattled W tower, in the Early Decorated and Perpendicular styles. It was restored in 1870-73. There are-Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Kirby-Le-Soken St. Michael
Hundred Tendring
Poor Law union Tendring

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