In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bradwell like this:
BRADWELL-NEXT-COGGESHALL, a parish in Braintree district, Essex; on the river Blackwater, 2 miles W of Coggeshall, and 4 E by S of Braintree r. station. Post Town, Coggeshall, under Kelvedon. Acres, 1,161. Real property, £2,058. Pop., 273. Houses, 67. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Maxeys. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £258.* Patron, M. P.Brunwin, Esq. The church contains monuments of the Maxeys; and is good. Charities, £25.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bradwell, in Braintree and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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