Great Bromley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. George

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1630; 1800

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROMLEY (Great), a village and a parish in Tendring district, Essex. The village stands 3 miles SSE of Ardleigh r. station, and 5½ E of Colchester; has a post-office under Manningtree; and is a seat of petty sessions. The parish comprises 2,956 acres. Real property, £5,504. Pop., 758. Houses, 175. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £698. Patron, W. Graham, Esq. The church has a brass of 1432, and is good. Charities, £34.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BROMLEY, GREAT (St. George), a parish, in the union and hundred of Tendring, N. division of Essex, 4½ miles (S. S. W.) from Manningtree; containing 738 inhabitants. This parish, which includes an area ten miles in circumference, belonged, at the time of the Norman survey, to Geoffrey de Magnaville. An act for inclosing lands was passed in 1843. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £16. 16. 0½.; net income, £698; patrons, the family of Graham. The church is a handsome and spacious structure, with a lofty tower of elegant design, and consists of a nave, aisles, and chancel, the roofs of which are lofty and beautifully enriched. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Poll Books


  • 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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