Cressing  Essex


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

CRESSING, a parish in Braintree district, Essex; adjacent to the river Brain and the Braintree railway, 3½ miles SE of Braintree. It has a post office under Braintree. Acres, 2, 357. Real property, £4, 591. Pop., 582. Houses, 138. The property is divided among a few. A preceptory of the Knights Templars, afterwards of the Knights Hospitallers, was at Cressing-Temple. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £220.* Patron, the Vicar of Witham. The church has the monument of a Nevill, and a brass; and is very good. There is an Independent chapel.

Cressing through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th November 2021

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