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History of Essex County, England

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 Essex County, England

Essex is a county in the East of England which originated as the ancient Kingdom of Essex and one of the seven kingdoms, or heptarchy, that went on to form the Kingdom of England.

The name Essex derives from the Kingdom of the East Seaxe or Kingdom of Essex which was traditionally founded by Aescwine in AD 527, occupying territory to the north of the River Thames and east of the River Lea...

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  • Following the Norman conquest the Saxon kingdom formed the basis of a county in 1139 under the first Earl of Essex, Geoffrey de Mandeville. As a county Essex had administrative, political and legal functions.

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  • Essex men, including the former Colchester priest John Ball, were prominent in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. During the late Middle Ages, Colchester became an important cloth-weaving centre.

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    Lexden Village, Colchester
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  •  Essex County, England
    Old Wanstead Church
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  • Much of the development of Essex county was caused by the railway. By 1843 the Eastern Counties Railway had connected Bishopsgate station in London with Brentwood and Colchester.

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  • In 1856, the Eastern Counties Railway opened a branch to Loughton (later extended to Ongar)

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  • By 1884 the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway had connected Fenchurch Street railway station in the City of London to Grays, Tilbury, Southend-on-Sea and Shoeburyness.

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  • County councils were created in England in 1889. Essex County Council was based in Chelmsford, although it met in London until 1938.
    Its control did not cover the entire county. The London suburb of West Ham and later East Ham and the resort of Southend-on-Sea became county...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Essex county
    Es' sex, a county of England, having N. the counties of Cambridge and Suffolk, E. the North Sea, S. the Thames, and W. Middlesex and Herts. Area,...Read MORE...


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    Cliffs Promenade, Southend-On-Sea
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  • In 1949 the new towns of Harlow and Basildon were created in Essex County.

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Old Wanstead Church
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  • Following the Norman conquest the Saxon kingdom formed the basis of a county in 1139 under the first Earl of Essex, Geoffrey de Mandeville. As a county Essex had administrative, political and legal functions.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Essex men, including the former Colchester priest John Ball, were prominent in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. During the late Middle Ages, Colchester became an important cloth-weaving centre.

    www.britannica.com
  • Much of the development of Essex county was caused by the railway. By 1843 the Eastern Counties Railway had connected Bishopsgate station in London with Brentwood and Colchester.

    Wikipedia
  • In 1856, the Eastern Counties Railway opened a branch to Loughton (later extended to Ongar)

    www.wikipedia.org
  • By 1884 the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway had connected Fenchurch Street railway station in the City of London to Grays, Tilbury, Southend-on-Sea and Shoeburyness.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • County councils were created in England in 1889. Essex County Council was based in Chelmsford, although it met in London until 1938.
    Its control did not cover the entire county. The London suburb of West Ham and later East Ham and the resort of Southend-on-Sea became county... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Essex county
    Es' sex, a county of England, having N. the counties of Cambridge and Suffolk, E. the North Sea, S. the Thames, and W. Middlesex and Herts. Area,... Read MORE...

  • In 1949 the new towns of Harlow and Basildon were created in Essex County.

    www.wikipedia.org

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