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Great Holland, Essex

Historical Description

Holland, Great, a village and a parish in Essex, on Holland Brook and on the coast, 1 mile S of Kirby station on the G.W.R., 4 miles SW of Walton steamboat pier, and 16 ESE from Colchester. Post town, Colchester; money order office, Kirby Cross; telegraph office, Walton-on-the-JSaze. Acreage, 2155; population of civil parish, 430; of ecclesiastical, 418. The manor and the Hall-farm belonged to Samuel Travers, Esq., and the Hall-farm and rents of other lands in the neighbourhood were left by him for the maintenance of seven superannuated navy lieutenants, who are known as the College of Naval Knights, Windsor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £500 with residence. The church, with the exception of the tower, was taken down in 1865, and the nave and chancel rebuilt with the addition of a N aisle.

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 parishHolland All Saints 
Poor Law unionTendring 

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Postal districtCO13
Post TownFrinton-On-Sea