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NOTLEY (BLACK), NOTLEY (WHITE)
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales...., by John Marius Wilson. circa 1866
NOTLEY (BLACK), a village and a parish in Braintree district, Essex. The village stands near the river Brain, 1 mile NNW of Bulford r. station, and 1¾ S by E of Braintree. The parish contains also the hamlet of Row-Green; and its post-town is Braintree. Acres, 1,936. Real property, £3,617. Pop. In 1851, 527; in 1861, 489. Houses, 124. The decrease of pop. Was caused partly by insufficient cottage accommodation, and partly by removal of silk-mill workers to the parish of Braintree. The property is subdivided. Many antiquities, including copper, brass, and glazed vessels, have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £497. Ptron, St. John's College, Cambridge. The church is good, and has a wooden spire. There are a school with £10 a-year from endowment, and charities £50. Bishop Bedell and the naturalist John Ray were natives.
NOTLEY (WHITE), a village and a parish in Braintree district, Essex. The village stands on the river Brain, adjacent to the Braintree railway, 3½ miles NW by N of Witham; and has a station on the railway and a post-office under Witham. The parish comprises 2,228 acres. Real property, £3,429. Pop., 508. Houses, 105. The manor belongs to J.F. Wright, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £249. Patron, the Bishop of Rochester. The church is old, and has a wooden belfry and tower. Charities, £10.
Transcribed by Noel Clark
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