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The Colne, Essex

Historical Description

Colne, The, a river of Essex. It rises on the north border of the county, 3 miles S of Haverhill, and runs about 35 miles south-eastward, past Halstead, Chapel, and Colchester, to the sea at Mersea Island. It brings up sea-borne vessels to Colchester, and begins 3 miles below that town to expand into estuary.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Essex is available to browse.

The Essex pages from the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 is online.