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Great Braxted

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“BRAXTED (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of WITHAM, county of ESSEX, 2 miles (E. by N.) from Witham, containing 508 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £19, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has some Norman remains. There is a place of worship for Independents. A priory of Black canons, in honour' of St. Nicholas, was founded at Tiptree, in this parish, in the time of Edward I., which, at the time of its dissolution, had a revenue of £22. 6.4.” [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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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Great Braxted was a member of the Witham Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Great Braxted was a member of the Maldon Poor Law Union