Great Braxted is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.
Alternative names: Brackstead
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BRAXTED (Great), a parish in Witham district, Essex; on the river Blackwater, adjacent to the E. astern Counties railway, 2 miles ENE of Witham. Post Town, Witham. Acres, 2,631. Real property, £4,637. Pop., 384. Houses, 86. The property is all in one estate. Braxted Park, a handsome mansion, amid extensive grounds, is the seat of Du Cane, Esq. A black priory stood at Tiptree; and was founded about the time of Edward I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £544. Patron, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The church has some Norman portions, and is good. Charities, £19.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Poorhouses & Poor Law
- County: Essex
- Civil Registration District: Witham
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester
- Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
- Rural Deanery: Witham
- Poor Law Union: Witham
- Hundred: Witham
- Province: Canterbury