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Birch (Little)

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“BIRCH (LITTLE), a parish in the Colchester division of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 4¼ miles (S. W. by W.) from Colchester. The population is returned with Great Birch. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £5. 6. 8., and in the patronage of Charles Round, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is desecrated, and religious rites are celebrated at Great Birch.” [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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Historical Geography

  • Little Birch was a member of the Lexden Hundred

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