Tollesbury  Essex


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

TOLLESBURY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Maldon district, Essex. The village stands on a creek of the Blackwater, 7 miles E by N of Maldon r. station; carries on extensive oyster-dredging; and has a post-office under Kelvedon, and a fair on the last Thursday and Friday of June. The parish includes part of Tiptree-Heath chapelry; and comprises 7,918 acres of land, and 2,720 of water. ...

Real property, £8,577; of which £219 are in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 1,193; in 1861, 1,462. Houses, 301. The property is divided among a few. Much of the land is saline pasture. There is a coastguard station. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £539.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is partly ancient, partly modern. There are an Independent chapel, rebuilt in 1865, a national school, and charities £6.—The sub-district contains 5 parishes. Acres, 21,156. Pop., 3,634. Houses, 774.

Tollesbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st June 2020

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