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“BRADFIELD, a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 2¾ miles (E. S. E.) from Manningtree, containing 822 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, united to the rectory of Mistley, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of don, rated in the king's books at £12. 13. 4., dowed with £200 royal bounty. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The navigable river Stour flows along the northern part of this parish. A fair is held on the last Monday in July. Sir Harbottle Grimston Master of the Rolls under Charles II., and an eminent writer on the law, was born here; he died in 1683.” [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

  • Bradfield was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bradfield was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union