In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fingringhoe like this:
FINGRINGHOE, a village and a parish in Lexden district, Essex. The village stands on the river Roman, near its influx to the Colne, 2 miles W by S of Wivenhoe r. station, and 4 SSE of Colchester; and has a post office under Colchester, and a fair on Easter Monday. The parish comprises 2, 913 acres of land, and 520 of water. Real property, £4, 270. Pop., 670. Houses, 108. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £140. Patron, the Rev. J. M. Leir. The church has a brass of 1610, and is very good. Charities, £36.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fingringhoe, in Colchester and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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