Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WIGBOROUGH (Great)

WIGBOROUGH (Great), a parish in Lexden district, Essex; 6 miles SW of Wivenhoe r. station, and 7 SSW of Colchester. It includes part of Tiptree-Heath chapelry; and its Post town is Peldon, under Colchester-Acres, 2,585. Real property, £3,142. Pop., 428. Houses, 90. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged, at Domesday, to Barking Abbey; and passed to St Osyth priory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £591.* Patron, the Rev. F. Watson. The church stands on an eminence, with a commanding view, and is tolerable. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and ten acres of Church land.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Great Wigborough CP/AP       Lexden and Winstree RegD/PLU       Essex AncC
Place: Great Wigborough

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