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Marks Tey, Essex

Historical Description

Marks Tey, a parish in Essex, on the G.E.R., at the junction of the line forking to Sudbury and to Halstead, 5 miles W of Colchester, and 4 E from Coggeshall. It has a station at the railway junction, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Colchester. Acreage, 1180; population of the civil parish, 431; of the ecclesiastical, 485. Marks Tey Hall was an ancient moated mansion, and part of the moat still remains. The living,is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £365 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint and rubble, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and wooden bell-tower.

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 parishMarks Tey All Saints 
Poor Law unionLexden and Winstree 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCO6
Post TownColchester