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Colne Engaine, Essex

Historical Description

Colne-Engaine, a village and a parish in Essex. The village occupies a rising ground on the left side of the river Colne, half a mile WNW of Colne station on the Colne Valley railway, and 2¼ miles ESE of Halstead, and has a post office of the name of Colne-Engaine, under Halstead; money order and telegraph office, Earls Colne. The parish comprises 2429 acres; population, 522. The manor belonged anciently to the Engaines. Colne Park is a principal residence and seat of the Reeve family, and near it is a lofty Ionic column by Soane. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; value, £800. Patron, the lord mayor and commonalty of London as Governors of Christ's Hospital. The church is a building of brick and stone in the Gothic style.

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 parishEngain Colne St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionLexden and Winstree 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCO6
Post TownColchester