Alresford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1742
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1802

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALRESFORD, a parish in Tendring district, Essex; 5 miles SE of Colchester. It has a post office under Colchester, and a r. station. Acres, 1,583; of which 75 are water. Real property, £2,195. Pop., 248. Houses, 62. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £378. Patrons, Hulme’s Trustees. The church is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alresford, 3 m. S.E. Colchester. P. 289.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ALRESFORD (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and hundred of Tendring, N. division of Essex, 6½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Colchester; containing 289 inhabitants. The parish is bounded on the west by the river Colne, and takes its name, which is supposed to be a modification of Aldersford, from an ancient ford across that river: the lands are elevated, and the soil generally of a light sandy quality. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £8, and in the gift of Brasenose College, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £348, and there is a glebe of 30 acres. The church, a small edifice, with a spire of shingles, was, according to an inscription in the chancel written in Norman French, erected by Anfrid or Anfrey de Staunton.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

ALRESFORD, a parish in the hundred of Tendring, county of Essex, 63 miles (S.E. by E.) from Colchester, containing 270 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king’s books at £8. The Rev. T. Newman was patron in 1823. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The river Itchen runs through this parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

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Administration

  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Tendring
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – Tendring, Post-1846 – St Osyth
  • Poor Law Union: Tendring
  • Hundred: Tendring
  • Province: Canterbury

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