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Faulkbourn, Essex

Historical Description

Faulkbourn, a village and a parish in Essex, on the river Brain, 2 miles NW from Witham station on the G.E.R., and 5½ SE from Braintree. There is a post office under Witham; money order office, White Notley, telegraph office, Witham. Acreage, 1151; population, 140. Faulkbourn Hall, now the property of the Bullock family, was originally built in 1440 by Sir R. Montgomery, retains a Tudor tower, with polygonal turrets, having pyramidal crocketed canopies and bartisans, forms on the west of the entrance tower three sides of a quadrangle, and is said to occupy the site of a Roman villa. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £270 with residence. The church is Norman, has two brasses of the sixteenth century, and is good.

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 parishFaulkbourn St. Germanus 
Poor Law unionWitham 

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