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Bradwell, Essex

Historical Description

Bradwell, Bradwell-near-the-Sea, or Bradwell-juxta-Mare, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the point of the peninsula between the Blackwater estuary and the sea, 7 miles NE from Southminster station on the G.E.R., and 5½ by water or 15 by road from Maldon. It has a post and money order office under Southminster; telegraph office, Tillingham. It occupies the site of the Roman Othona and the Saxon Ithancestre. The parish comprises 5012 acres of land and 5620 of water and foreshore; population, 914. There is a little trade in corn and coal, and a coastguard station. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net yearly value, £800 with residence. The church has some interesting brasses and monuments. There is also a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBradwell-near-the-Sea St. Thomas the Apostle 
Poor Law unionMaldon 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCM77
Post TownBraintree