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Wakes Colne

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“COLNE (WAKES), a parish in the Witham division of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 5 ½ miles (E. by S.) from Halstead, containing 417 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £12. 0. 5., and in the patronage of the Earl of Verulam. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The Roman road from Colchester passes through this parish, to the southward of which flows the river Colne.” [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 & Travel

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Historical Geography

  • Wakes Colne was a member of the Lexden Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law