In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Shrub End like this:
Shrub End, 2 miles from Colchester, Essex; P.O.
Additional information about this locality is available for Colchester
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 Shrub End 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 Shrub End and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shrub End, in Colchester and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st May 2013
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