Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe, town, riverport, and par. with ry. sta. (Wyvenhoe), Essex, on river Colne, 4 miles SE. of Colchester, 1549 ac., pop. 2280; P.O., T.O. The town is situated on a gentle declivity commanding a good view of the river. It has a fine old church. Ship and yacht building are the chief industries. There is trade in oysters. The port serves as an outport for Colchester. Wyvenhoe Hall and Wyvenhoe Park are seats.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "town"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Wivenhoe AP/CP       Essex AncC
Place: Wivenhoe

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