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“ALRESFORD, a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 6½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Colchester, containing 270 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £8, and in the patronage of the Rev. T. Newman. The church is dedicated to St. Peter.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]



  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex


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Historical Geography

  • Alresford was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Alresford was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union