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Aldham, Essex

Historical Description

Aldham, a village and a parish in Essex, near Colne river, 1 mile N of Marks Tey station on the G.E.R., and 5 miles ENE of Coggleshall, with a post and money order office under Colchester; telegraph office, Marks Tey. Acreage, 1865; population, 449, entirely agricultural. The manor belonged to the De Veres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £303 with residence. The church is dedicated to St Margaret and St Catherine, and possesses a perfect 14th century porch, which is much admired. The parish includes the hamlet of Ford Street. Morant the historian was rector of Aldham.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyEssex 
Poor Law unionLexden and Winstree 

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Postal districtCO6
Post TownColchester