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West Bergholt

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“BERGHOLT (WEST), a parish in the Colchester division of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 3 miles (N. W.) from Colchester, containing 694 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £10, and in the patronage of William Fisher, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists.” [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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Historical Geography

  • West Bergholt was a member of the Lexden Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law