St Saints' Church, Great Holland.© Copyright Peter Stack contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Great Holland >> White's Directory 1848
HOLLAND (GREAT) a scattered village, 3½ miles South West of Walton on the Naze, has in its parish 481 souls, and 2063A. 3R. 25P. of land, extending to the sea shore, where about 800 acres are protected from the incursions of the tides by a long sea wall, kept in repair by the Commissioners of Sewers. A small creek separates it from Little Holland, and the soil is various, some of it heavy, but all in high cultivation.
It was held by Lestan, a Saxon, in the Confessor's reign, and by Walter de Doai. It afterwards passed to the Bouchier, Darcy, Travers, and other families. Samuel Dennis Esq., is lord of the manor, but part of the soil belongs to the Knights of Windsor (owners of the Hall estate), L. Foaker, J. Page, Mrs. Reeve, and a few smaller owners.
The Church (All Saints,) is an ancient edifice, with a tower and three bells. The interior was repaired, and an organ erected in 1844.
The rectory, valued in K.B. at £17.13s.9d., and 1831 at £700, is in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and incumbency of Rev. Henry Rice, who has about 70A. of glebe, and a good residence. The tithes were commuted in 1841 for £777.16s. per annum.
The National School was built in 1832.
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Great Holland - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Great Holland - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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