Boxted, Essex Family History Guide

Boxted is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Boxtead

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stoke by Nayland
  • Nayland
  • Great Horkesley
  • Myland St Michael
  • Langham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOXTED, a parish in Lexden district, Essex; on the river Stour, 2 miles ESE of Neyland, and 5½ N of Colchester r. station. It has a post office under Colchester. Acres, 3,082. Real property, £5,019. Pop., 935. Houses, 219. Boxted Hall is the seat of the Poleys. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £110. Patron, the Bishop of Rochester. The church has a curious monument of Sir J. Poley; and is very good. Charities, £10.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Lexden
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - Lexden, Post-1846 - Dedham
  • Poor Law Union: Lexden and Winstree
  • Hundred: Lexden
  • Province: Canterbury