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Tiptree Heath, Essex

Historical Description

Tiptree Heath, an ecclesiastical parish in Tollesbury, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Tolleshunt Knights, Great Wigborough, Inworth, and Messing parishes, Essex, 3 miles SE of Kelvedon station on the G.E.R. It was constituted in 1859, and it has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Kelvedon. Population, 872. The celebrated model farm of the late J. J. Mechi, was in this parish. Large quantities of fruit are grown for preserving and for sale in a fresh state, as well as seeds and poultry, and brewing is carried on. A Black priory was founded at Tiptree in the time of Edward I., and was given in 1523 to Cardinal Wolsey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £300 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of St Albans. The church was built in 1856.

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

Land and Property

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