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Great Bentley

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“BENTLEY (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 8 miles (E. S. E.) from Colchester, containing 794 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £7, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of London. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The parochial school is endowed with about £15 per annum.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Aingers Green - a place within this parish

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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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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • Great Bentley was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Great Bentley was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union