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"ELMSTEAD, a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 4¼ miles (E. by N.) from Colchester, containing 693 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £8, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Anne. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The river Colne forms a boundary to the parish, which is crossed by a Roman road, called Stone-street. There is a fair for toys on the 15th of May." [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

  • Elmstead was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Elmstead was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union