Layer Breton, Essex

Historical Description

Layer Breton, a parish in Essex, on an affluent of the Roman river called the Layerbrook, 5 miles E from Mark's Tey station on the main line of the G.E.R., and 6 SW by S of Colchester. It has a post office under Kelvedon; money order and telegraph office. Birch. Acreage, 1260; population, 247. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £215 with residence. The church, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, is a small building partly of brick in the Early English style. There are a Congregational chapel and a Friends' meeting-house.

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
Hundred Winstree
Poor Law union Lexden and Winstree

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