Peldon or Peltington, Essex

Historical Description

Peldon or Peltington, a parish in Essex, near Mersea Island, 4 ½ miles SW of Wivenhoe station on the Tendring Hundred branch of the G.E.R., and 7 ½ S by W of Colchester, with a post office under Colchester; money order and telegraph office, West Mersea. Acreage, 2252; population, 437. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £330 with residence. The church stands on an eminence, with commanding view, on the site of a more ancient building recorded in Domesday Book, is in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower. It was restored in 1859, and then found to include remains of an Early Norman church.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Peldon St. Mary
Hundred Winstree
Poor Law union Lexden and Winstree

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