Fordham  Essex


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

FORDHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Lexden district, Essex. The village stands near the left bank of the river Colne, 2½ miles E by S of Chapel r. station, and 5 NW by W of Colchester. The parish comprises 2, 517 acres. Post town, West Bergholt, under Colchester. Real property, £4, 095. ...

Pop., 782. Houses, 178. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £740.* Patron, alt. Countess Cowper andS. Onley, Esq. The church is later English; has a tower; and was restored in 1861. There are a chapel of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, and charities £83. -The sub-district contains eight parishes. Acres, 15, 925. Pop., 4, 621. Houses, 1, 008.

Fordham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd September 2021

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