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"Ardleigh is mentioned in 'Domesday Survey' and is a parish and railway station on the Eastern Union railway, in the Tendring hundred and union, 4½ miles north from Colchester, 3½ miles southeast from Manningtree, 26 miles northeast from Chelmsford, 12½ miles southwest from Ipswich, 16 miles from Harwich steam boat station, 30 miles from Bury, and 55½ miles from London, on the road to Manningtree. The parish contains 4,905 acres. Population in 1861 was 1,580." [Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1862]



  • 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

  • Ardleigh was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Ardleigh was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union