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 Virley 1902 Kelly's Directory of Essex



Virley (or Salcott Virley) is a parish separated from Salcott by a creek 7 miles south-east from Kelvedon station on the main line of the Great Eastern railway, and 8 south-south-west from Colchester, in the North Eastern division of the county, Winstree hundred, Lexden and Winstree petty sessional division and union, Colchester county court ...
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Virley 1902 Kelly's Directory of Essex

Virley (or Salcott Virley) is a parish separated from Salcott by a creek 7 miles south-east from Kelvedon station on the main line of the Great Eastern railway, and 8 south-south-west from Colchester, in the North Eastern division of the county, Winstree hundred, Lexden and Winstree petty sessional division and union, Colchester county court district, rural deanery of Mersea, archdeaconry of Colchester and diocese of St. Albans. The church of St. Mary the Virgin, a small and ancient building of flint and rubble, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave, is now ruinous and disused, and the inhabitants attend the church of Salcott. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1628; burials, 1633; marriages, 1732. The living is a rectory, annexed to Salcott in 1879, net yearly value of £153, with 72 acres of glebe, in the gift of Edward Coxwell esq. and Sir William Neville Abdy bart. Col Gordon Watson and W. Hall esq. alternately, and held since 1878 by the Rev. Edward Musselwhite, and rural dean of Mersea. Abdy's charity of £4 is for bread and clothing. The Rev. F.W. Busell D.D. of Mundham House, near Norwich, is lord of the manor, and Sir William Neville Abdy bart. is the principal landowner. The soil is heavy; subsoil, the same. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 34 acres; rateable value, £302; the population in 1901 was 66.

Parish Clerk, John Boley

Letters delivered from Witham arrive at 7:15 a.m.

Nearest receiving house at Salcott, & the nearest money order & telegraph office is at Tolleshunt D'Arcy, 2 miles distant.

Letter Box cleared at 5:30 p.m

The children of this village go to Salcott school.

Musselwhite Rev, Edward, (Rector & rural dean), Rectory
Abbot Alfred, farm bailiff to Sir William N. Abdy bart & assistant overseer, Paynes Farm
Appleton Joseph, White Hart P.H.
Bright Thomas, blacksmith


Date: 1902      

Photo: Mersea Museum - Mary Downes
Image ID KEL_1902_VIR
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