Wakes Colne  Essex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wakes Colne like this:

COLNE-WAKES, a parish in Lexden district, Essex; on the river Colne and the Colne-Valley railway, 1 mile WNW of Chapel r. station, and 5¼ ESE of Halstead. It has a post office under Halstead. Acres, 1, 926. Real property, £3, 978. Pop., 535. Houses, 117. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the Wakes. Creping Hall is an old moated house. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £458.* Patron, the Earl of Verulam. The church is tolerable. Charities, £17.

Wakes Colne through time

Wakes Colne is now part of Colchester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Colchester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wakes Colne itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wakes Colne, in Colchester and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd September 2021

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