Wix  Essex


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

WIX, or Weeks, a parish, with a village, in Tendring district, Essex; 2½ miles N of Bradfield r. station, and 4½ ESE of Manningtree. It has a post-office under Manningtree. Acres, 3,090. Real property, £5,791. Pop., 752. Houses, 172. The property is subdivided. White House , Red House, and Pond Hall are chief residences. ...

A Benedictine nunnery was founded here, by W. Mascherell, in the time of Henry I.; and was given, at the dissolution, to Cardinal Wolsey. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £160. Patron, the Rev. G. Wilkins. The church was rebuilt in 1704. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

Wix through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 10th July 2020

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