Berechurch is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: West Donyland

Parish church: St Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1664
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1813

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BERECHURCH, a parish in Colchester district, and within Colchester borough, Essex; near the river Roman, 2 miles S by W of Colchester r. station. Post Town, Colchester. Acres, 1,450. Real property, £1,880. Pop.; 112. Houses, 19. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £110. Patron, T. White, Esq. The church is good.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BERE-CHURCH (St. Michael), a parish, in the union, and within the liberties of the borough, of Colchester, N. division of Essex, 2¼ miles (S. by W.) from Colchester; containing 146 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £100; patron and impropriator, Sir G. H. Smyth, Bart., of Bere-Church Hall, to whose family, and to Lord Audley, there are monuments in the church.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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Administration

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

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