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Berechurch

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“BERE-CHURCH, a parish within the liberties of the borough of COLCHESTER, county of ESSEX, 2½ miles (S. by W.) from Colchester, containing 122 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, endowed with £600 private benefaction, and £800 royal bounty, and in the patronage of J. Bawtree, Esq. The church is dedicated to. St. Michael.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Census

  • 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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Church History

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Berechurch has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL982219 (Lat/Lon: 51.860472, 0.876942), Berechurch which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Berechurch was a member of the Colchester Poor Law Union