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Little Yeldham, Essex

Historical Description

Yeldham, Little or Upper, a parish in Essex, 1¾ mile NE of Yeldham station on the Colne Valley branch of the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Great Yeldham, under Halstead. Acreage, 1009; population, 264. The manor belongs to the Gardiner family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £213 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a small building of flint in the Early English style, and contains a piscina and two bells of 1678 date.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient CountyEssex 
Poor Law unionHalsted 

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Postal districtCO9
Post TownHalstead