In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Pebmarsh like this:
PEBMARSH, a village and a parish in Halstead district, Essex. The village stands on a small affluent of the river Colne, 3½ miles N E of Halstead r. station; is an ancient place; and has a post-office under Colchester. The parish comprises 2,023 acres. Real property, £3, 869. Pop., 653. Houses, 146. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to W. G. Puller, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £500.* Patron, the Earl of Verulam. The church is old but good, and has a tower. There are a free school and charities £6.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pebmarsh, in Braintree and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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