Ramsey, Essex

Historical Description

Ramsey, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on a creek of the river Stour, 2 miles W by S of Dover-court station on the G.E.R., and 3 WSW of Harwich, and commands a fine view over the river Stour. It has a post office under Harwich; money order and telegraph office, Great Oakley; and formerly had a fair on 15 June. The parish comprises 4059 acres; population, 1877. There is a parish council which consists of twelve members. There are two manors-Ramsey and Michaelstow. The manor of Ramsey belongs to the Hardy family, and that of Michaelstow to the Garlands. Copperas has been worked near Stourwood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £202 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church stands on a hill, and is a building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Parkeston, in this parish, has been noticed under Harwich.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Ramsey St. Michael
Hundred Tendring
Poor Law union Tendring

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