Ardleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Other places in the parish include: No Man’s Land.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1555
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1630

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Lawford
  • Little Bromley
  • Myland St Michael
  • Greenstead
  • Elmstead
  • Wivenhoe
  • Langham
  • Great Bromley
  • Dedham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ARDLEIGH, a parish and a subdistrict in the district of Tendring, Essex. The parish lies on the Eastern Union railway, 4¼ NE of Colchester; and it has a station on the railway, and a post office under Colchester. Acres, 4,905. Real property, £9,445. Pop., 1,582. Houses, 360. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £380. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good; and there is a Wesleyan chapel. The subdistrict comprises six parishes. Acres, 18,037. Pop. 4,964. Houses, 1,136.

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

Ardleigh, 4 miles N.E. Colchester. P. 1605

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


  • 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 – Ardleigh
  • Poor Law Union: Tendring
  • Hundred: Tendring
  • Province: Canterbury

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