Rayne  Essex


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

RAYNE, a village and a parish in Braintree district, Essex. The village stands on the river Brain, 1¾ mile W of Braintree r. station; and has a post-office under Braintree. The parish comprises 1, 676 acres. Real property, £3, 374. Pop., 401. Houses, 82. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Essex. Clay for white bricks is worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £480.* Patron, the Earl of Essex. The church was rebuilt in 1840. Charities, £5.

Rayne through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th January 2022

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