St. James's Church, Little Tey© Copyright Adrian S Pye contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Little Tey >> White's Directory 1848
TEY, (LITTLE) 7 miles West by South of Colchester, and 3 miles East of Coggleshall, is one of the smallest parishes in the county, having only 59 souls, and 486A.1R.32P. of land.
It anciently belonged with Feering to Westminster Abbey. The Bishop of London is lord of the manor, but the soil belongs to J.G. Lay, Esq., of Great Tey; the Rev. M.G. Dennis, of Kelvedon, and a few smaller owners.
The Church (St. James,) is a small structure, with wooden turret and one bell.
The living is a discharged rectory, valued in K.B. at £4, and in 1831 at £120; in the patronage of the Bishop of London, and incumbency of the Rev. George Pawson, B.A., who is also a surrogate.
The land is occupied by farmers in the adjoining parishes; but Mr. James Mayhew's house is partly in this and partly in Marks Tey parish. Little Tey House belongs to J.G. Lay, Esq., of Great Tey.
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Little Tey - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Tey - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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