Little Bromley near Manningtree Essex. Braham Hall

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

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROMLEY (Little), a parish in Tendring district, Essex; 2½ miles SE of Ardleigh r. station, and 6 E by N of Colchester. Post town, Great Bromley, under Manningtree. Acres, 1,841. Real property, £3,739. Pop., 371. Houses, 90. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £493. Patron, Wadham College, Oxford. Charities, £10.

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, LITTLE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Tendring, N. division of Essex, 3½ miles (S. S. W.) from Manningtree; containing 426 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 1841 acres, of which 1500 are arable, 80 pasture, 38 woodland, and about 220 acres roads and waste. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £8, and in the patronage of Wadham College, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £560, and there is a good glebe-house, with 11 acres of land. The church is a plain edifice, with a stone tower.

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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