Colne Engaine  Essex


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

COLNE-ENGAINE, or Little Colne, a village and a parish in Halstead district, Essex. The village occupies a rising-ground on the left side of the river Colne, 1½ mile WNW of Colne r. station, and 2½ ESE of Halstead; and has a post office, of the name of Colne-Engaine, under Halstead. ...

The parish comprises 2, 444 acres. Real property, £4, 680. Pop., 627. Houses, 142. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the Engaines; and passed to the Sherreves, to Colchester priory, and to the De Veres. Colne Park is a principal residence; and near it is an Ionic column by Soane. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £680.* Patron, Christ's Hospital. The church is very good.

Colne Engaine through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th October 2019

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