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Peldon

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"PELDON, a parish in the hundred of WINSTREE, county of ESSEX, 5½ miles (S. by W.) from Colchester, containing 438 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £16. 15. 10., and in the patronage of Earl Waldegrave. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The parish is bounded on the south-east by Mersea channel." [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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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Peldon was a member of the Winstree Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Peldon has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL998171 (Lat/Lon: 51.816801, 0.897376), Peldon which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law