Sources of Information about Essex History

Philip Benton, The History of Rochford Hundred, Volume 1 (1867) can be read at https://archive.org/details/historyrochford00bentgoog and Volume 2 (1888) at https://archive.org/details/historyrochford01bentgoog
Thomas Cromwell, History and Description of the Ancient Town and Borough of Colchester, in Essex (1826) can be read at https://archive.org/details/historyanddescr01cromgoog
W.Gurney Benham, The Red Paper Book of Colchester (1902) is available at https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028166183#page/n3/mode/2up
The Household Books of John Duke of Norfolk 1481-1485, edited by John Payne Collier (1844) with a lot of material on life at Wivenhoe Hall with a lot of material on Wivenhoe Hall in these years can be read at https://archive.org/stream/cu31924027939861#page/n5/mode/2up
J.Y.Watson, The Tendring Hundred in the olden times (1877) can be read at https://archive.org/details/cu31924028033078

The logical place for any enquiries into the history of Wivenhoe is to be found in the Victoria County History of Essex. Volume 10 deals specifically different aspects of our community’s past.
 
 
 
Volume 9 of the VCH has material on the University of Essex at:  http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22014&strquery=Wivenhoe
There is also an account of the older buildings in Wivenhoe in Volume 3 of An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex published in 1922 to be found at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=122948&strquery=Wivenhoe
This page was added on 27/03/2015.

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