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Virley or Salcott Virley, Essex

Historical Description

Virley or Salcott Virley, a parish in Essex, 7 miles SE of Kelvedon station on the G.E.R. main line. Post town, Witham; money order and telegraph office, Tolleshunt D'Arcy. Acreage, 347; population of the civil parish, 75; of the ecclesiastical, with Salcott, 292. The manor belongs to the baronet family of Abdy. . The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans, united with that of Salcott; joint gross value, £210. The church, now in ruins, is an ancient building of flint and rubble in the Early English style.

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 parishVirley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionLexden and Winstree 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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