Langenhoe, Essex

Historical Description

Langenhoe, a parish in Essex, near the river Colne, 3 miles SSW of Wivenhoe station on the G.E.R., and 6 S by E of Colchester. Post town, Abberton, under Colchester; money order and telegraph office, Wivenhoe. Acreage, 2084; population, 208, Much of the land is marsh. The limits include Pewett Island, in the creek between Mersea Island and the mainland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value,, £395 with residence. Patron, Lord Carlingford. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style. It was erected in 1886 on the site of an older building, which suffered considerably in the earthquake of 22 April, 1884. Lord Carlingford is lord of the manor.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Langenhoe St. Andrew
Hundred Winstree
Poor Law union Lexden and Winstree

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