Little Bentley, Essex

Historical Description

Bentley, Little, a parish in Essex, 2 ½ miles NNE of Bentley Green station on the G.E.R., and 7 ½ E of Colchester. under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Great Bentley. Acreage, 2094; population, 296. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £595. Patron, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of brick and stone in the Decorated style, and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Little Bentley St. Mary
Hundred Tendring
Poor Law union Tendring

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