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.
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 2017
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