Great Horkesley, Essex
Horkesley, Great, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the river Stour and the boundary with Suffolk, U mile S by W from Nayland, and 4 N by W from Colchester station on the G.E.R., and has a post and money order office under Colchester; telegraph office, Mile End, HOBKESLEY,
The parish comprises 8204 acres; population of the civil parish, 783;, of the ecclesiastical, 764. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £570 with residence. Patron, Earl Cowper. The church is ancient but good, consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with handsome tower, and has a very fine memorial window to Bishop Ward of Sodor and Man. There are a modern chapel of ease and an ancient chapel supposed to have been originally dedicated to the Virgin. The latter is now converted into a cottage. It formerly was a small oratory or Ladye Chapel. " This chauntry was founded by John Falcon, who put lands and tenements in feoff for it ' to find a priest to sing in our Ladye Chapel.'" There are still points of great interest in the building.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Horksley All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Lexden and Winstree|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Great Horkesley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Horksley, Great (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Essex is available to browse.
The Essex pages from the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 is online.
Online maps of Great Horkesley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Essex online: