History of Myland (or Mile-End)

St Michael's Church - exterior
St Michael's Church, Mile-End. Built 1854-5 replacing the medieval church.
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History of Myland >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

MILE-END, or St Michael Mile-end (or Myland) Parish, is about a mile north of the centre of Colchester. It comprises 2342 acres of land, and in 1841 had 596 inhabitants.

It has 25 voters, and includes the Passengers' Railway Station, and many houses and farms on Mile-end heath, which has been long enclosed.

Severalls, one of its largest farms, belongs to the Corporation, being granted to them by Henry VIII., as part of the "King's Wood."

The manor of Mile-end and Abbot's Hall belonged to the monks of St. Osyth, and was granted at the suppression to the monastaries to the Earl of Essex. It afterwards passed to a branch of the Lucas family, and went in marriage with the Baroness Lucas, to Anthony de Grey, about 1763. Earl de Grey is now lord of the manors of Mile-end, Greenstead, and Dilbridge

The Church (St. Michael) is a small ancient fabric, consisting of a nave, chancel, and a wooden turret.

The Rectory House is a handsome modern mansion, with pleasant grounds, commanding delightful views of the vale of the Colne. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £7.10s., and in 1831 at £521; has 28A.1R.14P. of glebe, and the tithes have recently been commuted for a yearly rent charge of £567.10s. Earl de Grey is patron, and the Rev. Philip Strong, M.A., incumbent.

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Myland (or Mile End) - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Myland (or Mile End) - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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