Mile End  Essex


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

MILE-END, or Mile-End-St. Michael, or Myland, a parish in Colchester district, Essex; on the river Colne and on the Great Eastern railway, chiefly N of Colchester r. station, within Colchester borough, and 1¼ mile N of the centre of Colchester town. Post town, Colchester. Acres, 2,350. Real property, returned with the borough. ...

Pop., 880. Houses, 195. Abbots Hall manor belonged once to the abbots of St. Osyth, and belongs now to Countess Cowper; and Mile-End-Common was given, by Henry I., to the freemen of Colchester. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £520.* Patron, Countess Cowper. The church is a recent structure, in the early English style; and consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and porch, with tower and spire.

Mile End through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th October 2019

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