Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WIX, or Weeks

WIX, or Weeks, a parish, with a village, in Tendring district, Essex; 2½ miles N of Bradfield r. station, and 4½ ESE of Manningtree. It has a post-office under Manningtree. Acres, 3,090. Real property, £5,791. Pop., 752. Houses, 172. The property is subdivided. White House , Red House, and Pond Hall are chief residences. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here, by W. Mascherell, in the time of Henry I.; and was given, at the dissolution, to Cardinal Wolsey. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £160. Patron, the Rev. G. Wilkins. The church was rebuilt in 1704. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish, with a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Wix CP/AP       Tendring RegD/PLU       Essex AncC
Place names: WEEKS     |     WIX     |     WIX OR WEEKS
Place: Wix

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