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Little Coggeshall in Coggeshall parish

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"COGGESHALL (LITTLE), a hamlet in the parish of GREAT-COGGESHALL, hundred of WITHAM, county of ESSEX, ½ mile (S.) from Great Coggeshall, containing 362 inhabitants. This was anciently a distinct parish, within the limits of which stood the abbey described in the account of Great Coggeshall, together with a church erected by the abbot for himself and the monks, who agreed to build a chapel also for their servants and tenants.” [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

  • Little Coggeshall was a member of the Witham Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Little Coggeshall was a member of the Braintree Poor Law Union