West Bergholt, Essex

Historical Description

Bergholt, West, a village and a parish in Essex, on the river Cohie, near the G.E.R., 3 miles NW of Colchester. There is a post and telegraph office; money order office, Bergholt Road. Acreage, 2287 ; population, 1042. A circular entrenchment here is thought to have been the site of the residence of the British King Cunobeline. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £419 with residence. The church is a stone edifice in the Norman and Decorated styles.

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 West Bergholt St. Mary
Hundred Lexden
Poor Law union Lexden and Winstree

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