Holland-on-Sea, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Little Holland >> White's Directory 1848
HOLLAND (LITTLE) is a small parish adjoining Great Holland, and 5 miles South West of Walton-le-Soken. It has only 75 inhabitants and 646 acres of land, bounded by the sea on the east, and by Holland creek on the north.
Its church has long been in ruins, and the benifice, which is donative, is consolidated with the village of Great Clacton. It has only one acre of glebe, and £55 a year in lieu of tithes.
Robert Hills, Esq., owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor, formerly held by the Bataile, Darcy, Dawes, Corsellis, and other families.
Within the last 20 years more than 20A. of land in this parish has been washed away by the ocean.
The farmers are William Cole, Bushells, or Bennetts; Frederick Laws, Hall Farm; and Thomas Petchell, bailiff.
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Little Holland - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Holland - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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