In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tiptree like this:
TIPTREE-HEATH, a chapelry in Tollesbury, Tolleshunt-D'Arcy, Tolleshunt-Knights, Great Wigborough, Inworth, and Messing parishes, Essex; 3½ miles E of Witham r. station. It was constituted in 1859; and it has a post-office under Kelvedon. Pop., 853. Houses, 193. Mr. Mechi's model farm is at Tiptree Hall. A black priory was founded at T. in the time of Edward I.; and was given, in 1523, to Cardinal Wolsey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £305.* Patron, the Bishop of R. The church was built in 1856.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Tiptree has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Colchester. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Tiptree and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tiptree, in Colchester and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2015
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