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West Bergholt, Essex

Historical Description

Bergholt, West, a village and a parish in Essex, on the river Cohie, near the G.E.R., 3 miles NW of Colchester. There is a post and telegraph office; money order office, Bergholt Road. Acreage, 2287; population, 1042. A circular entrenchment here is thought to have been the site of the residence of the British King Cunobeline. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £419 with residence. The church is a stone edifice in the Norman and Decorated styles.

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 parishWest Bergholt St. Mary 
Poor Law unionLexden and Winstree 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCO6
Post TownColchester