Mile End, Essex

Historical Description

Mile End, Mile End St Michael, or Myland, a parish in Essex, on the river Colne and on the G.E.R., chiefly N of Colchester railway station, within Colchester borough, and 1 ½ mile N of the centre of Colchester town. Post town,Colchester. Acreage, 2352; population of the civil parish, 1082; of the ecclesiastical, 1005. Abbots Hall manor belonged once to the abbots of St Osyth, and belongs now to Earl Cowper; and Mile End Common was given by Henry I. to the freemen of Colchester. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £282 with residence. Patron, Earl Cowper. The church, a building of stone in the Early English style, consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and porch, with tower and spire. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 Mile-End St. Michael
Liberty Colchester
Poor Law union Colchester

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