In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Layer de la Haye like this:
LAYER-DE-LA-HAY, a village and a parish in Lexden district, Essex. The village stands 1 mile S of the river Roman, and 5 SSW of Colchester r. station; and has a post office under Colchester.The parish contains also the hamlet of Layer-Cross, and comprises 2, 577 acres. Real property, £4, 137. Pop., 807. Houses, 162. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £80.* Patron, T. White, Esq. The church is good, and has a tower. There are an Independent chapel and a national school.
Layer de la Haye is now part of Colchester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Colchester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Layer de la Haye itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Layer de la Haye, in Colchester and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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