Takeley, Essex

Historical Description

Takeley, a parish, with a village, in Essex, on the G.E.R., 4 miles E from Bishop's Stortford, and 5 W from Dunmow. It has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chelmsford. Acreage, 3188; population, 890. There are several small manors. An alien priory, a cell to St Valery Abbey in Picardy, was here, and was given by Edward III. to William of Wykeham's College. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £255 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of St Albans. The church is an ancient building of flint in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower.

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 Takeley Holy Trinity
Hundred Uttlesford
Poor Law union Dunmow

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